Oh, and no truth to the rumor that director Michael Bay has since optioned a script titled Hotelicopter: The Reckoning.
If the Smurfs are a hit, Sony has optioned a trilogy of films.
A year later Galveston got published, and it was optioned for very little money.
These sold to Random House for an enormous sum, then were optioned to Ridley Scott for an even better one.
Her novel, The Washingtonienne was optioned for an HBO pilot produced by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Although it was just published, Shirley has already been optioned by HBO for a two-hour movie.
Once, I optioned a novel and tried to do a screenplay on it, which was great fun, but I was too respectful.
Somebody'd optioned another planet in the same system, and I hadn't counted on the competition.
He optioned those four gaps at a low purchase price that was absurd.
The past four years Alfred had optioned as many different farms, always dissuaded by the wife to give them up.
c.1600, "action of choosing," from French option (Old French opcion), from Latin optionem (nominative optio) "choice, free choice, liberty to choose," from root of optare "to desire, choose," from PIE root *op- "to choose, prefer." Meaning "thing that may be chosen" is attested from 1885. Commercial transaction sense first recorded 1755 (the verb in this sense is from 1934). As a North American football play, it is recorded from 1954.