Warner Bros. is banking on a very large amount of people shelling out the dough for Anne Brashares (The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants) new book, as they've gone and thrown down seven figures for the screen rights. It's an interesting move; Brashares' latest, The Last Summer (of You and Me), is her first targeted toward adults, instead of the young adult audience who flocked to her previous work. Also, while The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants was a huge success in bookstores, its $42 million at the box office wasn't exactly jaw-dropping. So, the studio had to have seen something worth seven figures -- something a lot of people will be interested in.
Book, which hits stores on June 5, takes place on Fire Island (an island off Long Island's South Shore), and revolves around the (love?) triangle between two sisters and a young man. Denise Di Novi will once again produce after working with Warners and Brashares on Traveling Pants. It will be fascinating to watch Brashares make the transition -- to see if the massive audience will still be there -- as it's a direction I could see J.K Rowling heading in after she's done with the Potter series. For those of you who are fans of the Traveling Pants series, is this a novel you're really looking forward to?