The trilogy of “Atlantis” novels by author A.G. Riddle have been optioned for film by CBS Films. The first book in the series is titled “The Atlantis Gene” was self-published in March of 2013.
The novel follows a brilliant geneticist and an international counterterrorism agent who must team up to thwart a global pandemic and solve the greatest mystery of all time: the truth behind the origins of humanity.
The third installment of the series was recently published on May 15, 2014.
The author, A.G. Riddle, is a native of North Carolina, a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and previously spent a decade starting and running internet-centric companies. Riddle was recently ranked #2 in Science Fiction Book authors (including print) on Amazon, behind George R.R. Martin.
There is no word on whether the trilogy will become a film franchise but it is likely. The studio has also not announce when the project will begin production.