Sony Pictures has acquired the big screen rights to the recently-released Andrew Smith novel, Grasshopper Jungle. Published just last month, the book is officially described as follows:
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.
Itís 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.