20th Century’ to Adapt YA Novel ‘Feed’, Rising Nigerian Filmmaker Attached to Direct

It looks like the acclaimed young adult novel Feed is getting an adaptation. 20th Century has gotten the rights to M.T. Anderson‘s novel and has also already found its choice in director. Not just any, but an up-and-coming Nigerian filmmaker, Stanley Kalu, who only recently graduated from USC. He is set to write and direct the project. Zachary Green is attached to produce the love story and this is Kalu‘s feature debut.

The book has recently been named among Time magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time, which explores a dystopian America where consumers are directly linked to the internet. Yet, it’s mostly a love story at heart as a kid names Titus Gray takes a trip to the moon over the weekend, where he meets Violet Durn and ends up trying to fight the feed.

The novel may be part of YA category, but it does explore darker themes like consumerism, data mining, and what future the U.S. might be heading towards. It even became a finalist in the 2002 National Book Award and was given an honor from the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Fiction a year later. Kalu is also set to produce the film which will be launched under Green’s Bantu, Inc. banner.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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