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OCT
3
2 YEARS

Amazon Studios Options First Novel With 'Seed'

Originally self-published, the horror story was picked up by the company's 47North publishing imprint in 2012 and is now headed to the big screen.

Seed Book Cover - P 2012

Amazon Studios, the original content wing of the online retailing giant, optioned its first novel, picking up the rights to Ania Ahlborn's Seed.

The book is published by 47North, Amazon's in-house the science fiction, fantasy, and horror imprint.

Seed is the story of teen boy, who sees an unspeakable horror--an evil of some kind--on a rural road flees his home. Years later, after starting a new life, Jack, the boy-turned-grown-man, encounters the evil again when his wife and two daughters are caught in--but survive--a terrible car crash.

Now Jack must stop it before it kills him and takes over his youngest daughter.

Amazon Studios has put twenty-one movie scripts and seven episodic series in development since being started in November 2011. The company will now begin the process of adapting Seed for film.

Self-published in mid-2011, Seed rose to the no. 1 spot on Amazon's horror rankings. 47North's longer, revised version, which included Ahlborn restructuring key plot points, was released in July.

Her second book, Neighbors, arrives on Nov. 27.

Amazon Studios recently ran a fan book trailer contest for Seed, awarding $3,000 to the winning trailer “Grinning Demons.

Amazon Studios has put twenty-one movie scripts and seven episodic series in development since being started in November 2011. The company will now begin the process of adapting Seed for film."Ania Ahlborn’s SEED has been a top seller for Amazon Publishing’s 47North," said Roy Price, Director, Amazon Studios. 

"So we already have a sense of the mainstream attraction of the story and are excited to keep the project in-house for movie development.”