(From Deadline Hollywood)
For those not in the know, Wool is a self-published e-book series that’s apparently garnered quite a following — as the linked article puts it, “the sci-fi version of Fifty Shades of Grey“. It’s since been picked up by the Brothers Scott (Ridley and Tony) for their production company Scott Free.
As with conventional publishing, this sort of thing is the extreme exception rather than the rule — and just because a book is optioned for a film deal doesn’t mean a film is inevitable. But it’s a good sign that self-publishing is slowly shedding its stigma of being an untouchable toxic wasteland — much like the one depicted in the book itself.