Deets for the fans:
50 Canon is run by Mark Newell who has an eclectic directing background. His portfolio includes Four Weddings and a Funeral (loved*) and Pushing Tin (liked) and the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (never watched). Perhaps his biggest movie to do date was director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The PW report also says that Ace, a division of Penguin, is set to publish four more Mercy Thompson books.
Deets for the authors:
Th deal is that Newell has optioned the series and will pay escalating amounts in the mid six figures for each title when the option is exercised.
*Am I a total philistine for admitting I hadn't read Auden before this movie?