Christopher Paolini is best known for writing the best-selling novel titled Eragon. He wrote his debut novel when it was only fifteen years old. He then self-published the novel before it got noticed by a major publishing company (Alfred A. Knopf). He completed the Eragon series known as the The Inheritance Cycle series. Based on the Guinness World Records, The Inheritance Cycle made Christopher Paolini the youngest author of a bestselling book series.
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Here is a statement from the author himself about this project:
“Angela and I are incredibly excited to be working with Made Up Stories and Snoot Entertainment to bring this story to the silver screen. This book has been my passion project for over seven years, and I can’t wait to share it with audiences across the world. Bruna, Steve, Jess, Keith, and the rest of their teams are the perfect partners for To Sleep In a Sea of Stars. Their talent and enthusiasm are inspiring, and l couldn’t ask for a better creative home. In these difficult times, it’s all the more important that we remember to look at the stars and dream of a better future.”
Keith Calder and Jess Wu Calder are producing the project under Snoot Entertainment. Steve Hutensky, Papandrea, and Jeanne Snow are producing it as well under Made Up Stories'. Janice park will be an executive producer.
Here is a statement on the project by Papandrea, a producer:
“Christopher’s dazzling novel is so intelligent, ambitious, and exhilarating that I couldn’t put it down. I was immediately captivated by Kira’s epic emotional journey, set against the backdrop of a heroic intergalactic quest to save humanity. Christopher’s capacity for detailed worldbuilding, action-packed adventure, and rich character development is truly unparalleled, and we couldn’t be more excited about working with him and Angela to bring this tour de force space opera to the big screen.”
Here is a statement from Jess Wu Calder, a producer:
“I can’t think of a more urgent time to get involved in a project that has a Latinx heroine who, through her unshakable belief in the good in humanity, embarks on a mission to try to save the universe. We are so honored to be working with Christopher, Angela and the Made Up Stories team to tell this story now, when we as a society are at a moral crossroads, and we hope that this project can help show the path forward through this darkness.”
Here is goodreads synopsis of the novel "To Sleep In a Sea of Stars":
"To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini.
Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.
Now she's awakened a nightmare.
During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.
As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.
While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . ."
Source material: Deadline.com