Ursula K. LeGuin Gives Away Film Rights to a Story to Ensure That It's Done Right

Novelist Ursula K. LeGuin deeply regretted letting the SyFy Network turn one of her Earthsea books into a miniseries, and has been tightfisted about her film rights ever since. But a group of film students was able to persuade her to give them the film rights for free:

The script is based on a short story by sci-fi writer Ursula Le Guin – to whom the pair wrote to in April to ask permission for the rights.

Rob, 27, from West Wycombe, said: “She doesn't usually give away the rights to her material but she let us have it for free – it was amazing when we got the reply.”


The story is called "The Field of Vision" and is about psychologically traumatized astronauts who have returned from Mars.

Link via io9 | Photo: Lewis & Clark College

Commenting is closed.

We hope you like this article!
Please help us grow by sharing:

Get Updates In Your Inbox

Free weekly emails, plus get access
to subscriber-only prizes.

We won't share your email. You can cancel at any time.
Email This Post to a Friend
"Ursula K. LeGuin Gives Away Film Rights to a Story to Ensure That It's Done Right"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
neat stories? Like us on Facebook!
Close: I already like you guys!