Los Angeles based independent production house, Renegade Films, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the rights to the epistolary novels, Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence.
The 1991, best-selling series, written and illustrated by Nick Bantock, will be adapted into a feature film that travels through the three novels: Griffin & Sabine, Sabine’s Notebook and The Golden Mean.
It is the first time the Griffin & Sabine trilogy has been optioned for film.
Author and artist, Nick Bantock said that he has been approached many times over the years about capturing Griffin & Sabine on film.
“This is the first time I’ve felt comfortable that the essence of the story is understood. Transitioning this tale from a novel to a movie will test the bounds of dreams and creativity, providing an opportunity to create something intelligent, entertaining and visually extraordinary.”
Griffin & Sabine is an unconventional, cross-continental tale of love between Griffin Moss, an artist with a penchant for designing postcards, and Sabine Strohem, an artist who self-expresses by illustrating postage stamps.
The books, originally published in 1991, 1992 and 1993 respectively, depict a journey between two people who fall in love before ever meeting and connect as soul mates before ever making eye contact. Griffin and Sabine’s only tangible intersection occurs through an artful and intuitive correspondence.
is currently in the process of confirming a screenwriter, director and cast. Head of Development, Karla Braun added, “Renegade Films is thrilled to bring to life the magic of Griffin & Sabine and to share it with the world through cinema.”
Production on the film is slated to begin in 2014.