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It wasn.t so long ago that young adult fiction wasn.t dominated by sprawling fantasy epics; wasn.t weighed down by trilogies; and didn.t have Hollywood always waiting in the wings watching sales numbers and pinpointing hot properties. These are different days, indeed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Dreamworks-produced adaptation of Leigh Bardugo.s Shadow and Bone now has Christopher Kyle performing screenwriting duties. Kyle is probably best known for writing Oliver Stone.s Alexander and Kathryn Bigelow.s K19: The Widowmaker, but 2000's The Weight of Water is arguably his best story. Before Shadow and Bone though, we.ll get to see Serena, the Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence period drama he penned for director Susanne Bier, from a novel by Ron Rash. Shadow and Bone, the first book in a planned trilogy, was picked up back in September by producer David Heyman, whose success with »
We reported back in September that DreamWorks acquired the rights to this novel, and its upcoming sequels. The story centers on a young woman, whose land was attacked by mysterious creatures known as the Shadow Fold. She must learn to control her new powers, which may make the difference in her country's war against these foul entities.
David Heyman (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) and Jeffrey Clifford (Up in the Air) are producing the adaptation for DreamWorks, which has not found a director at this time. The first book, Shadow and Bone, was published in June. The second book Siege and Storm will be published in June 2013, with the final installment arriving in the summer of 2014.
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