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Sci-Fi Love is in the Air Between Fox and Divergent Author Veronica Roth

Romantic sci-fi artwork - Fox making romantic sci-fi movie Inertia

The romantic sci-fi movie Inertia is being described as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets 500 Days of Summer.

According to Deadline, Fox has just made a deal with Divergent author Veronica Roth for the movie rights to her latest short story, Inertia, which was published earlier this year in May, as part of the anthology Summer Days and Summer Nights.

So, What’s Inertia About?

It’s set in a near future, where technology has been developed that allows for “last visitations.” What’s that? Apparently a process by which a person can be connected to the consciousness of another person as they near death. Enter Claire, and her estranged former best friend and lover Matt. He’s in a terrible car accident which leaves him in critical condition, and she’s a bit surprised when she learns that he’s requested their minds be connected before he dies. Once connected, they revisit the past they shared together, reliving the best and worst parts of their relationship, and even make some discoveries about a future they might have shared together.

As mentioned above, it’s being described as “Eternal Sunshine meets 500 Days,” but I’m not seeing it. I mean, apparently the story takes place in summer, and there some technology dealing with the mind.

In the Meantime…

Roth, who shot to fame and fortune with her Divergent debut, is hard at work on her next novel series, Carve the Mark, which is set to arrive on January 17, 2017. Here’s a quick summary of what to expect there:

“On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their current gifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?”

You want to know what else you can expect? To hear that someone has grabbed the rights to Carve the Mark, and will be making that into a movie or TV series. So, who’s looking forward to the upcoming romantic sci-fi movie Inertia?

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