Originally Posted by Stormchild
However, with the huge media coverage that has gone with this one, I suspect it might have moved up the To Be Made list. i do hope so.
That all depends on how much somebody with tons of money likes it at each stage. They'll kick ideas around on how to turn it in to a movie, and if somebody is willing to spend a few tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands, depending on the script writer) on a script, a script will get written. And if somebody likes that enough, they'll spend some more polishing the script, and maybe a little concept art and story boards. And if that looks good enough, feelers will go out for actors, directors, etc. Making a movie a long, long journey, with a lot of steps. If it's optioned today, it will be at least several years, and probably five or more, before it's a movie.