Its officially in, announced at comic con.
I am psyched as shit for this, easily one of the greatest books I've ever read. It has everything, survival stories, heartbreak, triumphs, fucking Yonkers.
What we know so far about the movie is that the film rights were bought by Brad Pitt's production company some years back, and some scripts have been floating around ever since waiting to get green lit. Now its been rewritten by J. Michael Straczynski who wrote Changeling and is supposed to be directed by Marc Forster who did Quantum of Solace. One article I read said Forster will be replaced though.
Here's some information about the book for those who aren't familiar.