Harry Potter may have made kids-lit respectable for grown-ups again, but many authors still enjoy using the old fashioned "nom de plume" to keep their work in two very separate camps. Author Daniel Handler, probably better known as Lemony Snicket from the series of children's books, began using that name in 1999 for the series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. The series followed a family of orphans with more than their fair share of bad luck. While he will probably be forever known for the Lemony Snicket series, Handler has also written a book or two for the over 18 crowd.
Handler's novel Adverbs has been picked up by GreeneStreet Films. The book is a collection of interconnected stories about love and relationships that are grouped under headings of different adverbs -- briefly, madly, deeply, etc. It isn't an easy read -- for one thing, there are a lot of characters and events to keep straight. Variety has announced that Handler will be adapting the script himself and while he will try to keep the original tone of the book, it might not be possible to keep all of the different storylines intact.
The production is still in the early stages, so no casting has been announced yet. I am curious to see if the studio tries to cash in on the Lemony Snicket connection or whether they want to avoid the "kiddie table" at all costs.