The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann [918.11 GRA] was published back in 2009. The subtitle alone should have been enough to interest movie makers!
The film will be out in the U. S. on April 24, and it is already receiving rave reviews! Here's what the British newspaper, The Telegraph, had to say,
The Lost City of Z, a film as transporting, profound and staggering in its emotional power as anything I’ve seen in the cinema in years. As a piece of historical drama (it was adapted by Gray from the non-fiction book of the same name by David Grann) it’s sincere and scrupulous.
In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for "Z" and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.