The historical novel The Outlander is on its way to becoming a feature film. According to Yahoo News, Trudie Styler‘s Xingu Films, Sandra Cunningham’s Strada Films and Robin Cass and Anna Stratton’s Triptych MediaFilm jointly picked up the rights to the novel that was originally written by Gil Adamson. The Outlander was published in 2008 by House of Anansi Press.

The Outlander tells the story of a 19 year old young woman who’s being hunted down by her late husband’s brothers in the Canadian wilderness. The brothers are seeking out revenge for his death, because they believe he was murdered. This adaptation will be in good company with the other projects Xingu Films have recently produced, which include Duncan JonesMoon.

If the name Trudie Styler rings a bell, it’s probably because she occassionally moonlights as an actress and is the long time wife of Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, Sting. Lucky lady.

What do you think of these four individuals coming together to produce a film?