Boneshaker Coming to the Big Screen

BoneshakerSteampunk and zombie fans, get excited! Cherie Priest‘s Boneshaker is coming to the big screen. From Cherie’s blog

Hammer Films bought motion picture rights to Boneshaker.

The book is set in an alternate 1880s Seattle, in which the city is walled in and a toxic gas has turned many of its residents into Rotters (zombies). A young widow hunts for her teenaged son in the Seattle underworld while dealing with airship pirates, a criminal overlord and heavily armed refugees.

Exclusive Media Group’s Simon Oakes said “Boneshaker is a classic zombie movie with a modern twist which is quintessentially Hammer so it’s a perfect fit for us. Cherie Priest’s steampunk series are fantastic with a distinct, unique style and we’re really looking forward to bringing her ‘Rotters’ to the big screen.”

Talking about the deal, Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver said “It’s like Jules Verne meets Resident Evil, and we’re thrilled to have such a fun, commercial potential franchise in Boneshaker.”

Boneshaker is the first in the Clockwork Century series, and is followed by Clementine, Dreadnought, and the recently released Ganymede. (Two more books are due in this series: Inexplicables in 2012 and Fiddlehead.)

2010 DragonCon interview with Cherie –

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One Response to Boneshaker Coming to the Big Screen

  1. Sarah @BE says:

    I totally got deja-vu watching that video–I wasn’t at that interview, but I did get my book signed by her at DragonCon!

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