Remarkably Bright Creatures Movie: What We Know

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If you’re wondering about whether there’s an adaptation of Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt in the works, here’s what we know about a potential Remarkably Bright Creatures movie:

What’s it about? What’s the plot of Remarkably Bright Creatures?

In Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, Tova Sullivan is a cleaning woman who works at the aquarium in Sowell Bay, Washington. She mostly works to pass the time since her late husband, Will, passed away from cancer many years ago.

The loss that really haunts her, however, is that of her son Erik, who disappeared when he was just eighteen and is presumed dead. Details of what happened to him are scant. Instead she mostly knows that a small boat with his prints on it was found washed ashore in Puget Sound shortly after he disappeared.

In the aquarium, there is a very intelligent giant Pacific octopus named Marcellus who knows more about the disappearance than he’s able to convey.

Meanwhile, Cameron Cassmore is a bright, but unstable young man who is constantly down on his luck. He gets a glimmer of hope in the form of a clue about who his father might be and sets out on following that trail…

See the Full Review and Summary of Remarkably Bright Creatures from The Bibliofile.

What’s the status of the Remarkably Bright Creatures adaptation?

The adaptation has not been announced. As far as we know, the film rights have not been secured by anyone and hasn’t been optioned yet.

I’m so sad about this, since I would love to see this as movie. I think it would be such a charming adaptation if done right. Usually books that are this popular have the movie rights snapped up pretty quickly, but I think it isn’t the case here because of Marcellus.

I imagine that Marcellus complicates things because he would require a bunch of CGI which means adapting this into a movie would be an expensive undertaking.

But if you’re out there searching for this and hoping for a movie adaptation, please drop a comment! Maybe someone will see this and see that there’s a lot of interest in this book adaptation!

Remarkably Bright Creatures Adaptation Development Timeline

May 03, 2022 Remarkably Bright Creatures (novel) is released.

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