18 January 2013 9:20 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

After making a splash with his alcoholic drama Smashed last year (featuring a stunning turn by Mary Elizabeth Winstead), director James Ponsoldt is returning to Sundance this week with The Spectacular Now (stay tuned for a review soon). But after this indie run, the director is getting into the studio franchise business with a young adult property. THR has word that Fox 2000 has tapped Ponsoldt to direct an adaptation of the first book in The Pure Trilogy, a series of young adult novels by author Julianna Baggott. The adaptation is a hopeful franchise starter for the studio (but what isn't nowadays?) and as is the case with most of these series geared towards younger kids, it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Read on! The trade says the trilogy follows two societies: the Pures, who live under a dome and are healthy and beautiful, and the Wretches, those scarred by »

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