The Echo Wife Novel By Sarah Gailey Will Get A Film Adaptation
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The Echo Wife By Sarah Gailey Will Get A Film Adaptation

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BY March 9, 2021

Sarah Gailey’s newest novel The Echo Wife will come to the big screen for a feature film adaptation from Annapurna Pictures. The sci-fi book just came out in February of 2020. And several major production companies competed over the rights, with Annapurna emerging victorious. So many books are seeing adaptation for film and television these days, so Gailey’s feminist sci-fi novel about clones and murder seems ripe for the big screen.

The Echo Wife Film Adaptation Will Be A Sci-Fi Thriller

A synopsis from Tor tells us the following about The Echo Wife. “Brilliant scientist Evelyn Caldwell is at the top of her field in clone development when she discovers her ex-husband Nathan stole her research to create her genetic replica. And he’s been living with her clone for months. The clone, Martine, is programmed to be everything Evelyn is not. A patient, gentle, obedient wife, and soon-to-be mother. After a morning that begins with a confrontation and ends with Nathan’s body bleeding out on the kitchen floor, Evelyn and Martine are left with only each other to cover up Nathan’s mess, to protect Evelyn’s life’s work and to confront the traumas of her, and now their past.”

Sarah Gailey The Echo Wife Adaptation Sarah Gailey at WorldCon 2017 | Photo by Henry Söderlund via Wikimedia Commons

Sarah Gailey is one of the 2020 Hugo award nominees (and a winner, too). Their the author of several popular titles including Magic For Liars and Upright Women Wanted. They will also serve as executive producer for the big-screen adaptation of The Echo Wife. Annapurna is an independent film company that focuses on “high-end auteur-driven cinema.” The company has produced a number of award-winning movies since 2011. Their projects include notable films like Zero Dark Thirty; Phantom Thread, and The Master.  They are also responsible for what might be the weirdest sci-fi movie we’ve seen in years in Sorry To Bother You.

With Annapurna’s track record, we can expect some big names to star in the big-screen adaptation of The Echo Wife. Of course we will be keeping a close eye on this adaptation as more details emerge. To stay up to date, be sure to follow Comic Years on Facebook and Twitter today.


Emily O'Donnell is a writer and photographer with roots in some of the earliest online fandoms. She cut her genre teeth on the Wizard of Oz books at the tender age of 6 years old, and was reading epic adult fantasy novels by the age of 10. Decades later, she still consumes genre fiction like there is no tomorrow. She is delighted to be living through the golden age of sci-fi and fantasy popularity. She is unashamed of the amount of fanfiction that still lingers online under her name.

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