Deadline is reporting Fox 2000 has acquired the film rights to coming out YA novel ‘Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli. You can read the full news below.
Fox 2000 has acquired a package for an adaptation of a popular YA novel thats described as John Hughes-style coming-of-age, coming-out story. The studio bought Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda, a debut novel by Becky Albertelli that will be produced by Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner (The Fault In Our Stars) of Temple Hill, and Pouya Shahbazian (Divergent) of New Leaf. The script will be written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, who planned to pitch studios all over town, only to see Elizabeth Gablers division quickly take it off the table, preemptively.
The novel focuses on Simon Spier, a 16-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being made public. Change-averse Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before hes pushed out in a way that wont alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasnt even met yet.