It was only a matter of time. Chicken Soup for the Soul is headed to the big screen.
The popular series of books has been picked up for a big screen adaptation by Alcon Entertainment, and a TV series is also in the works, reports Deadline. Sources say Alcon will “finance and produce a feature film based on the branded book series that has sold over 100 million copies in the US and Canada alone.”
With over 200 titles in the series, what can we expect out of a Chicken Soup for the Soul film? Since the books are non-fiction, the adaptation will take the He’s Just Not That Into You route with fictional characters dealing with the book’s subject material and learning life lessons, or something.
Brandon Camp’s screenplay is said to be “inspired by a variety of characters and stories from the Chicken Soup For The Soul series.” So, expect a all-star ensemble cast, interwoven plot lines, but an otherwise formulaic romantic comedy model directed by Garry Marshall.
Well, just kidding. There isn’t a director just yet, or a release date. But Alcon’s co-founders Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove say that the title, which is “synonymous with inspiration and life improvement and has touched hundreds of millions of readers through the power of storytelling…lends itself perfectly to a fictional narrative that will inspire, entertain and intrigue.”
Do you feel intrigued? Well, me neither, but it’s happening whether you like it or not.
Are you looking forward to a Chicken Soup for the Soul film?