Re: Exodus into a movie?
There's a really interesting discussion on this in General Books Discussion on the Books and Writing part of the forum. The thread is started by another author, Mary Hoffman, and is called How Books Get Made Into Films.
If you read it, you will see that readers can be the key - droves of readers writing to Hollywood directors is one way to get a film made, it seems. (That's not a hint, course not!)
For me, there's been lots of talk about the books being made into films but that's all. (And what crispenygate says on the above discussion is very true.) But Exodus is only just about to come out in America, which is where most films are made, so you never know.
It's not something I give much thought to, to be honest, though I'm asked about it a lot. I have mixed feelings as I often find film adaptations of books I've loved to be very disappointing - though it would be exciting, of course it would.
But my job is to dream up the stories and get them onto the page. Anything beyond that is a surprise and bonus - and out of my control.