We rarely report on novels around these parts, but this one instantly caught my attention and I just needed to share it to you guys. Also, I can see this novel being picked up by Hollywood and being adapted within a matter of weeks, so, watch this space.
The guys over at The Hollywood Reporter where fortunate enough to get the exclusive first look at Johan Harstad’s horror novel, 127 Hours on The Moon and we have some brief information along with the novel’s trailer which you can view below.
According to the site, “In 2018, as the fiftieth anniversary of the original moon landing approaches, the United Sates decides to return to the moon. To generate publicity for the effort, NASA holds a worldwide lottery to choose three teenagers for the trip. The winners are Mia, a Norwegian girl hoping to gain attention for her punk band, Midori, a Japanese girl looking to escape her country’s restrictive culture, and Antoine, a French boy trying to forget the ex-girlfriend who broke his heart.
After rigorous training, the group departs for the moon, where they intend to spend a week (hence the title 172 Hours) at a secret lab which NASA established in the 1970s and subsequently abandoned. But as soon as they land, things go terribly wrong; the three of them encounter terrifying things on the moon, accidents happen, and someone — or something — appears to be stalking them jeopardizing the possibility that they’ll make it home alive, much less safely.”
This one sounds like a must read, so if you can get your hands on a copy, I recommend you do before this one turns into a big-screen extravaganza at the hands of Hollywood. The site has also scored the first chapter from the book, so if you’re interested, hit up the link above.