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Young people have disposable incomes. Lots of it. So is it any wonder that Hollywood is eager to keep the Ya adaptation train rolling? Even though for every "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" smash hit there have been roughly two or three more big misses, it seems the dice will keep being played and today two more projects are brewing. First up, Ridley Scott has snatched up the rights to "Fae" by Colet and Jasmine Abedi. The first in a trilogy (of course), the story centers on sixteen year old Caroline Ellis who is tossed into a "battle fated for centuries between the Dark and Light Fae, forcing her to confront who she is and discover whether her tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly, who’s battling the power of the Dark within him, will destroy them both along with humanity." Yeah, basically the same plot as every other Ya book. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Success breeds imitation, and nowhere is that more visible than in film and television. Just as the success of The Lord of the Rings spawned many attempts at fantasy film franchises, the rampant popularity of HBO’s Game of Thrones may explain a recent burst of costume dramas and stabs at television literary adaptations.
One such adaptation – long circled but rarely approached – is Shannara, a series of novels by Terry Brooks. After starting down the road toward television over a year ago, it appears that MTV has now signed on to broadcast a Shannara series.
Deadline shares the scoop that MTV has given Shannara a series commitment, dependent on the quality of ...
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- Kyle Hembree
In one of MTV‘s most ambitious moves on the scripted side since Susanne Daniels became president, the network has given a script-to-series commitment to Shannara, a drama series based on Terry Brooks’ popular fantasy books. The project, from Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films, has Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau on board to direct and will be written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. The trio will executive produce with Brooks and Dan Farah (The Crow remake). If MTV likes the script, it is expected to give the project a straight-to-series order. Shannara reunites Gough and Millar with Daniels, who developed and put Smallville on the air while she was entertainment president at the WB. “I am thrilled to be working with the Smallville creators Al and Miles again along with the amazingly talented Jon Favreau,” Daniels said. “We feel that the Shannara novels are a perfect fit »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
As networks and studios try to find the next Game Of Thrones or Lord Of The Rings, hundreds of fantasy series are getting second looks in the hopes they could be the next success story. Terry Brooks' Shannara series consists of 26 books and has spawned video games and now will become a television series thanks to MTV and director Jon Favreau. Shannara will be given a series order off the bat as MTV is committing to at least 13 episodes of the high fantasy show. Favreau will direct at least »
- Alex Maidy
MTV and Sonar Entertainment have announced a development deal to adapt Terry Brooks' international best-selling fantasy novels "Shannara" for the small screen. Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce and Al Gough and Miles Millar ("Smallville," Spider-Man 2 ) will write and executive produce if the project goes to series. Terry Brooks and Dan Farah will also serve as executive producers. President of MTV Programming Susanne Daniels said: "I am thrilled to be working with the 'Smallville' creators Al and Miles again along with the amazingly talented Jon Favreau. We feel that the Shannara novels are a perfect fit for MTV as this type of fantasy genre has continuously proved to resonate with our audience." Sonar Entertainment CEO Stewart Till »
The long wait is over.
In 2007, The Hidden Earth Chronicles: Darkness of the Light was released to critical acclaim. Terry Brooks said, “Darkness of the Light… is another quirky, intriguing, wonderful tale, filled with adventure and unexpected plot twists. No one else tells a story quite like Peter David does.” Publisher’s Weekly wrote in a starred review, “Peter David is a master at juggling multiple characters and plot lines…(and) breathes new life into some well-worn mythic tropes.” Booklist wrote, “An entertaining adventure whose cliff-hanger ending confirms that it launches a series.”
Indeed it did, and now the second volume—after a long, strange trip—is here.
The Earth of the future is not one you’d recognize. Creatures that had previously been thought simply myth—vampires, two-legged dragons, trolls, and nine other races—have overrun the planet and made it their own. Humanity is nearly extinct. But now »
- Peter David
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