9 October 2012 2:44 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With hormone-soaked young adult novels all the rage when it comes to film adaptations (see Twilight, Beautiful Creatures), it’s no surprise that Screen Gems has snagged the screen rights to the as-yet unreleased but highly anticipated Ya fantasy series Black City.

Screen Gems, the specialty production division at Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced Tuesday it’s developing the feature film based on the upcoming series by journalist and first-time novelist Elizabeth Richards. The first book in the series, Black City, will be released Nov. 13 by Penguin Young Readers Group imprint Putnam Juvenile.

According to a press release, Screen Gems “moved »

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