I am so not sorry for how excited I am. My favorite book of 2011 is being made into a film, with the screenplay written by Zak Penn.
Zak Penn helped write X-Men: The Last Stand, but achieved his penance by working on an early script for The Avengers in 2012. He has also done story or written drafts of childhood favorite The Last Action Hero and widely beloved sequel (phrases you don’t often type) X2: X-Men United.
In related nerd news, he has also been attached to the script for the eagerly awaited Pacific Rim 2. So within a few years, he may be my best friend or my worst enemy.