Warner Bros. acquires film rights to dystopian novel FKA USA
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has bought the rights to author Reed King’s forthcoming book titled FKA USA, a dystopian-themed novel, with a seven-figure deal. The film will be produced by Andrew Lazar through his Mad Chance banner along with Glasstown Entertainment.
FKA USA is a science fiction novel that re-imagines United States in a time where, in the wake of environmental disasters and the catastrophic policies of its final president, the Fifty States have seceded and given way to a series of lawless territories. The story is set in the year 2085 and it will revolve around four central characters: Truckee Wallace, a factory worker in Crunchtown 407 (formerly Little Rock, Arkansas), a talking goat, an android robot who desires to be a human and a former convict lobotomized in Texas. The four of them will go on a journey across the continent with a sensitive political mission on which the fate of the world may just depend.
The book is scheduled to published on June 2019 by Amy Einhorn of Flatiron Books.