The fantasy genre was once for geeks and nerds, but in the last two decades thanks to people like The Lord of the rings movies and game of Thrones, the genre is now big business, as Sony Pictures Entertainment has shown by shelling out another seven-figure sum to acquire the rights to a second fantasy book trilogy. Under Sony’s TriStar Pictures brand, the announcement of NK Jemisin’s The Broken Earth trilogy comes the same week that Sony, in association with 3000 Pictures, acquired the Fire city Don Winslow’s trilogy for a similar hefty sum.
Although it is not as well known as other works in production like Robert Jordan’s Time wheel , or obviously Amazon’s Lord of The Rings series based on Tolkien, the book series has sold millions since its first installment arrived in 2015, and it also comes with some pretty impressive credentials to back up the multi-million dollar price tag. The first book in the series won the Hugo Award for Best Novel, the Sputnik Award, and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and the Nebula Award. That in itself may be impressive, but what takes it a step further is that the second and third books also won the Hugo Award, making Jemisin the first person to win all three books in a trilogy and the first to win in three consecutive years. .
The fifth season, the first book in the trilogy, takes readers to the harsh Earth of the future, and more specifically to the location of Stillness, a continent where apocalyptic events are a seasonal thing that wreaks havoc among the inhabitants. As each “season” passes, communities rebuild what was lost and prepare for it to happen again. Most of the reconstruction is done by “orogenesis”, people trained from childhood in a terrible and brutal way by an order called the Guardians. Using their minds and powers, these origins attempt to hold the world together and limit the devastation caused by events on the continent. The obelisk door Y The stone sky complete the series, developing the world introduced in The fifth season and bring the story to a forceful conclusion that garnered rave reviews from many critics.
Jemisin, who hails from Brooklyn, New York, previously won the Locus Award for his first novel, The hundred thousand kingdoms, which premiered in 2010 and has received numerous award nominations for his other novels and short stories. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times. With many other novels to his name, it’s safe to say that if the series turns out to be a huge success, we could see more of his work unfolding for the screen in the near future.
The project is being supervised by Shary Shirazi and Rikki Jarrett, while Jemisin is adapting the books herself. With the kind of money being spent acquiring the rights, I think we can expect it to be given some big names as it gets closer to production. This news originated in Term.
Topics: The Broken Earth, The Fifth Season