Adrian McKinty’s The Island

Do you remember Adrian McKinty’s book, The Chain? You might want to place your order early for McKinty’s May release, The Island.

Deadline has big news about McKinty’s new book.

Courtesy of Leah Garrett

EXCLUSIVE: Hulu has acquired the rights to develop Adrian McKinty‘s upcoming novel The Island as a limited series. McKinty will executive produce with Shane Salerno and The Story Factory. The author’s previous novel The Chain was acquired by Universal and Working Title for Edgar Wright to direct. Wright is rewriting the Jane Goldman script. No numbers were forthcoming on the deal for The Island, but sources said that if the series goes, the author’s deal will exceed the $1.5 million that Universal paid for The Chain. Sasha Silver, head of drama series, was responsible for bringing The Island into Hulu.

The Island is described as an intense thriller that tells the story of a family trip that turns into a living nightmare. After a tragic accident, a young wife with her new husband and his two children find themselves being hunted by locals in harsh bushland. Her husband doesn’t really believe in her, the kids don’t trust her and the locals want to kill her. But Heather has been underestimated most of her life and she knows that she is capable of bringing this family together, becoming the mother her children need, even if it means doing terrible things to keep them all alive. Hulu believes the lead female role (the mother) will attract a major star.”