I don't know where I've been, but Odd Thomas is finally being made into a movie! Starring Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, Fright Night) as Odd, this movie just went into filming last month and is scheduled for release sometime next year.
For anyone who hasn't read Odd Thomas you really ought to.... the series (Dean Koontz plans for 7 Odd books in total... the second best news I've read today!) follows Odd Thomas, a small-town short order cook who has a secret... he sees the restless dead; souls of those still clinging to this world instead of moving on. Wishing his life were simpler (he dreams of one day moving into tire sales) Odd cannot ignore the gift that he has been saddled with. He realizes that events around him are leading to something large and deadly coming to town and must race against time to not only find out who is the culprit and what their plan is, but to also find a way to save as much of the town as possible.
The screenplay has been adapted by Stephen Sommers, who will also direct.... now I LOVE Stephen Sommers' work (The Mummy, Van Helsing, Deep Rising). I was all but jumping up and down in my chair as this means that much of the wry humor and dialogue that makes Odd Thomas such a fun read will still be in there.
Between this and the next Star Trek film, next summer is lining up to be a lot of fun....