Canadian screenwriter Karen Walton has been signed by Alliance Atlantis to adapt Michael Turner's novel The Pornographer's Poem for the screen. Walton wrote the acclaimed horror film Ginger Snaps which premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival and received an honourable mention "for its wicked, insightful and intelligent script."

A bestseller in Canada, The Pornographer's Poem is the story of a teenager in 1970s Vancouver who sets out on a journey for his place in the world in an effort to escape his middle class existence. The story is told from the perspective of a first-hand account of the life of an unnamed pornographic film-maker.

Walton was represented in the negotiations by The Jennifer Hollyer Agency and ICM.