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John Connor [Celluloid 09.10.15] cyberpunk thriller

Corey Doctorow's Little Brother is not your typical, dystopian YA novel. For one thing, it doesn't take place in some far-flung future, but right here in our world where real problems of government surveillance are actually happening all around us. The best selling book published by TOR back in 2008 spawned a sequel called Homeland, but no third book has materialized to complete a traditional trilogy.

Paramount must see promise in the story for a franchise and have acquired the feature rights for the book that "follows a teenage Edward Snowden-type of character who, after a terrorist attack on the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, finds himself wrongfully pursued by a corrupt Department of Homeland Security agent. Using technological tricks that are very much based in reality, he must elude capture while exposing the truth." (via Deadline).

Angry Film's Don Murphy and Susan Montford are set to produce for the studio.

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chuck (6 years ago) Reply

You know that episode of South Park with the Chicken F**ker? When officer Barbrady finally learns to read, he reads Atlas Shrugged and vows to never read another book again. That's how I felt after reading Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. I kept slogging through it hoping it would pay off because it got so many great reviews, but it was such a piece of poorly written garbage that it left me imagining the 'author' possessing a folder full of pictures of the book reviewers doing unspeakable acts. Blackmail was the only reason I could imagine for the glowing reviews. I'll pass this time around.


Marina (6 years ago) Reply

I haven't read any of Doctorow's other books but I enjoyed this one. The story is rather good. The writing... nothing to get excited over.

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