Simon and Schuster Buys Rights to Popular Video Game App

Posted on October 20, 2009

Simon and Schuster's Atria book imprint has inked a deal to publish three books by F. J. Lennon, based on the author's popular video game app called Soul Trapper. Publisher's Weekly reports:

The game, which has sold about 25,000 copies according to the publisher, follows a Hollywood-based 27-year-old musician who's given a device called a Soul Trap that turns him into an unlikely ghostbuster of sorts, allowing him to capture ghosts on Earth and send them to the great beyond. Although Atria couldn't yet speak to potential publicity plans, it's assumed that the imprint will be able to work off of the existing game platform to create tie-in potential for the books. The story idea was also tracking in Hollywood--we reported back in August that CAA is representing the film rights for the book and there was some interest on the left coast. No word yet about a film deal, though.
The iPhone app store still sells Soul Trapper which is described as a "supernatural tale that unfolds over 23 chapters, each ranging from 5 to 15 minutes in length." The lead character is 27-year-old rogue supernatural sleuth Kane Pryce, who owns a Soul Trap that lets him capture ghosts and exile them from Earth.

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