Elizabeth Gilbert, best known for her book Eat, Pray, Love, will see another of her works adapted for the screen. In this case, the screen is small, and the book is The Signature of All Things. The novel follows taxonomist Alma Whitaker through her life as a female scientist in America, before the word became a part of the language.
PBS has optioned the book for adaptation, and Origin Pictures will develop the film for television. No date has been announced, but with a script to write before shooting can begin, I wouldn’t expect it before 2017.