Over 50 years after her last novel, it was announced today that reclusive author Harper Lee will have a new title gracing bookshelves later this year.
Mockingbird II: The Revenge is currently set for a blockbuster Summer 2015 release. Asked why the decision to release a sequel now after so many years, Lee responded simply with the word, “cash.”
A graphic companion novel entitled 2 Kill 2 Mockingbirdz is also rumored to be in the works, as well as a Mockingbird-themed mobile app for iOS and Android.
Plot details have been slow to emerge, but the follow-up to Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning To Kill A Mockingbird is rumored to be set in a dystopian alternate reality in the not-too-distant future.
The multi-national conglomerate Draxcon Corporation, of which Jem Finch is now a senior VP, has been accused of playing God with corpses obtained from small towns in the Deep South.
Worried about her brother, former FBI agent Scout Finch obsessively investigates Draxcon, revealing a war profiteering conspiracy that may involve not only those dearest to her but also the highest reaches of the US government.
Tom Robinson will return from the dead as one of Draxcon’s rebuilt cyborgs, intent on using his new powers to destroy the small Alabama town that had so wronged him. Atticus Finch will also return, now a cyborg himself, tasked with saving the town while determined to also save the soul of his former client.
Word today out of Hollywood already has George Lucas working on a screenplay for a film adaptation starring Nicolas Cage as a cave-dwelling Boo Radley with multiple personality disorder and Arnold Schwarzenegger as cyborg superlawyer Atticus Finch.