Rommel Films to adapt sex shocker 'Wetlands'

Best-selling German novel of 2008, moving 1.3 million copies

COLOGNE, Germany -- After the international art house success of Andreas Dresen's seniors sex dramedy "Cloud 9," producer Rommel Films is out to break more taboos with "Wetlands," an adaptation of the 2008 bestseller by one-time German MTV VJ Charlotte Roche.

Rommel has received $54,000 in development funding from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg to bring the book to the big screen.

The hero of "Wetlands" is an 18 year-old girl who rebels against her mother's prudery with an orgasmic embrace of all things sexual. The pages and pages of graphic sex along with explicit description of feminine excretions led many to label "Wetlands" pornographic. But that didn't hurt sales. "Wetlands" was the best-selling German novel of 2008, moving some 1.3 million copies.