Author Drew Magary revealed, via Twitter, that rights to his novel “The Postmortal” have been picked up by Scott Derrickson. Derrickson previously gave us The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister and is currently at work on Beware the Night, starring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez.
In “The Postmortal”: Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.
Because Derrickson has optioned the rights, it does not necessarily mean a film is going to happen, but fingers crossed!