Originally Posted by DiapDealer
Obtaining the movie rights is a far cry from a movie being made. I agree it would be very cool, but there's just no reason to get excited about a movie project until it gets the green-light. It could languish in option-land forever.
Nevertheless, the author surely got a fair amount of money, even if no movie comes out of the deal (and such options usually expire in something like 5 years). So, hooray for the guy