io9 is reporting that, according to a tweet by author Drew Magary, movie rights for his book The Postmortal have been optioned by Scott Derrickson, the writer/director of The Exorcism Of Emily Rose, Sinister, Beware The Night and Deus Ex.

There’s not much more known about the adaptation yet…so here’s the book synopsis from Amazon:

John Farrell is about to get “The Cure.”

Old age can never kill him now.

The only problem is, everything else still can . . .

Imagine a near future where a cure for aging is discovered and-after much political and moral debate-made available to people worldwide. Immortality, however, comes with its own unique problems-including evil green people, government euthanasia programs, a disturbing new religious cult, and other horrors. Witty, eerie, and full of humanity, The Postmortal is an unforgettable thriller that envisions a pre-apocalyptic world so real that it is completely terrifying.

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