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MarketWatch reports that Amazon Studios, which has been optioning original film screenplays and television series concepts with an eye of putting them into production and then offering them as exclusive digital entertainment, now has optioned an original novel, "Seed" by Ania Ahlborn, which it intends to turn into a movie.

Amazon reportedly decided to option the book - described as "a Southern gothic suspense take about a man with a demon on his back" - after it saw how well it was selling on its website, and saw the potential for extending its appeal.
KC's View:
The point here is not that Amazon is making movies. (Though there are a couple of screenplays that I need to dust off and submit...) The point here is that more and more, Amazon wants to control as much of its supply chain as it can - offering both a distribution channel and differentiated and exclusive content whenever it can. Very smart.