Tuesday, March 29, 2011
PARAMOUNT PICTURES OPTIONS EARTHSEED
HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 29, 2011) – Paramount Pictures Film Group President
Adam Goodman today announced that the studio has optioned the novel EARTHSEED,
with Melissa Rosenberg (“TWILIGHT,” “Dexter,” “HIGHLANDER”) attached to pen the
script and produce through her Tall Girls Productions.
Set in the future, Earthseed, written in 1983 by Pamela Sargent, was the first book in
the young adult trilogy that also included Farseed, published in 2007, and Seed Seeker,
published in 2010. The plot centers around a group of teenagers who have been born
without traditional parents from the genetic bank of a spaceship. Earthseed is a Tor
Book, Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.
“Ever since I was a kid, it’s been a goal of mine to see EARTHSEED get to the screen
in an awesome way. To have Melissa Rosenberg and her Tall Girls company writing
and producing this material is truly a dream. There is no better voice for this material, in
fact I just want to see the movie now!!!” Said Goodman.
Said Rosenberg: “EARTHSEED is an incredibly compelling world and I'm excited to dive
into it. The film’s premise easily lends itself to an exciting franchise with plenty of room
for invention and humor. I’m drawn to complex female characters in compelling high
concept stories, and this is the perfect first movie for me to produce under my Tall Girls
Rosenberg has scripted all five TWILIGHT films and is currently writing “HIGHLANDER”
for Summit. She is also actively developing “AKA Jessica Jones” for ABC and has
spent four years as producer and head writer on Showtime’s “Dexter.” She is repped by
UTA and 3 Arts Management.