John Scalzi's Old Man's War (Tor 2005), a science fiction novel in which the aging humans are given the choice to die on Earth or have their bodies transferred into their younger selves to become fighters, has been acquired by Netflix for development as an original film. (Deadline Hollywood)

OBB Pictures has optioned Michael Konick's The Smart Money (Simon & Schuster, 2006), a nonfiction work about the author's experiences working for a bookmaker, for series development. The book's subtitle is How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions. (Deadline Hollywood)

My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak (Wattpad), about a 16-year-old who gets into an accident that changes her life, has been optioned by Komixx Entertainment. (Deadline Hollywood)

Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect by Scott Faris (Lyons Press, 2016), the biography of a woman with connections to the three powerful men, has been optioned by Kim Magnusson, of Dansk Film Komagni. (Publishers Marketplace)

John Green's Turtles All The Way Down (Dutton, 2017), about a 16 year old with OCD, has been optioned by Fox. (Variety)

A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein by Lisa Rogak (Thomas Dunne, 2007) has sold to MWM Studios and Wonderland Sound and Vision and Royal Viking Entertainment. (Pub Mktplc)