Well, today is a momentous day. There is some news I’ve been waiting to share for some time. Honestly, I wanted to make sure it was all actually happening before I made the announcement. It just seemed so surreal—it still does—but I can now finally tell you. The Shack is being turned into a major Hollywood movie.
It’s been a long, complicated journey to get to this point, but I mean it when I say that I couldn’t be happier about where we’ve ended up. The movie will star the Sam Worthington (Avatar) as Mack and Octavia Spencer (The Help) as Papa. You can check out our IMDb page for more information.
Selfishly, one of the reasons I’m excited about the film is that I will be given the very rare opportunity to have creative input. Often, when a book gets turned into a movie, the author gets shut out of the filmmaking process. However, after having many conversations with a lot of wonderful people in Hollywood, I’ve been told that my voice and opinions will be an important part of the movie.
Given all that, I am confident that The Shack is going to be a movie that remains true to the message and spirit of the book. Of course, I’ll keep you as updated on the process as much as I’m able.
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