Sony Pictures has bought the movie rights to the upcoming novel The Great Alone, award-winning author Kristin Hannah‘s followup to her New York Times bestselling book The Nightingale.
In The Great Alone, a family decides to move to Alaska, where they will live off the grid, in a desperate bid to find peace, restoration, freedom. But when the darkness of winter falls, out in the wild, there is no one to save them except themselves. Like Kristin Hannah’s international bestselling novel, The Nightingale, which illuminated the breathtaking courage of the women of the French Resistance in World War II France, The Great Alone focuses on fiercely independent women in extraordinarily difficult circumstances who must fight each day to survive.
It carries a thematic link to The Nightingale, which portrays the horrors of World War II through the lens of two sisters in France that come of age during the Nazi occupation. Its film adaptation is already underway, with Emmy Award-winning director Michelle MacLaren signed in 2016 to helm the movie.
The book is set to be released tomorrow, Tuesday, by St. Martin’s Press, as Kristin Hannah starts her national book tour.
The Great Alone will be produced by Elizabeth Cantillon of the Cantillon Company and Laura Quicksilver, continuing their producing partnership with Hannah on The Nightingale. TriStar Pictures will be developing the movie, with Nicole Brown representing the studio.