The movie rights to BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin‘s novel Planet of Exile have been acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson.
From the article by Anita Busch, deadline.com:
“Planet of Exile is about human colonists marooned on a distant world who must unite with an ancient enemy to survive a new threat and, ultimately, free all mankind. The author is a sci-fi novel icon.”
From the producers:
“Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the world’s greatest science fiction and fantasy writers. She has won The National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contributions to American letters, considered one of literature’s most distinguished honors, as well as multiple Nebula and Hugo prizes,” said Soros and Horsman in a joint statement about the purchase. “She is also one of only a handful of living authors to be inducted into the Library of America, keeping company with Melville, Hawthorne and Twain. LAMF is thrilled and honored to bring Ursula’s work to the screen.”