‘Juno’ star Ellen Page has signed on to take a role in a low-key adaptation of Jean Hegland’s post-apocalyptic novel ‘Into The Forest.’ The book, published in 1996, is officially described as follows:
“Set in the near-future, ‘Into the Forest’ is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.
Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbour, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society’s fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to re-examine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.”
Who will direct, produce, and write the adaptation has yet to be announced.