Sony Pictures has officially acquired the film rights to the very recently released novel, “Grasshopper Jungle” written by Andrew Smith. The novel was published last month.
The official plot description is below:
In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.
This is the truth. This is history.
It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it.
You know what I mean.
Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.
Scott Rosenberg (Con Air, High Fidelity) is in talks to adapt the screenplay with Matt Tolmach producing. There is no word on who is being eyed to star in the project or an anticipated release date.