Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s Fickle Fish Films has optioned rights to Mindy McGinnis’ debut young-adult novel Not A Drop To Drink, a survival story set in a world where fresh water is almost nonexistent. It’s the latest deal for Fickle Fish, which produced the film adaptation of Meyer’s novel The Host and the Sundance 2013 pic Austenland.
Published in September 2013 via HarperCollins, Drink centers on Lynn, whose survival in the dystopian world means protecting her precious freshwater pond against drought, snowless winters, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers are coming. A companion novel, In A Handful Of Dust, is already available for pre-order.
“Mindy’s unique voice made for a truly riveting read; this story seamlessly blends gritty and dangerous dystopian realism with the larger themes of life vs. survival that we feel audiences will really respond to,” Hibbett said in announcing the deal, which was brokered by UTA for Fickle Fish and and Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary Services for McGinnis.