Jorgensen Pictures is developing Michael Bunker’s science-fiction novel Pennsylvania as a feature film, Variety writes out of AFM.
The story, published last year, “Centers on a young Amish man who signs up for an emigration program to help colonize the planet of New Pennsylvania to start a farm and homestead on affordable land in a new Amish community. But when he arrives in the middle of a rebel uprising, he will discover that being a stranger in the old world doesn’t even compare to being a stranger in a new world.”
Stacy Jorgensen is producing. Her credits include the sci-fi horror film Grey Skies and the upcoming comedy Rehab.
Bunker is adapting the first draft of the screenplay.
The banner is introducing the project to buyers at the American Film Market, which opened Wednesday.