It's the latest young-adult novel to be made into a movie, and this time, New Line has acquired the movie rights to it. Maggie Stiefvater, the author of The Scorpio Races, is also the force behind The Raven Boys, the book that will be turned into a movie. Scholastic has called the novel one of this fall's "breakout Young Adult titles."
Akiva Goldman is attached to produce the film with his Weed Road company and its partnership with Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell's Safehouse Pictures.
The novel is the first in a four-book series and is scheduled for release next week. It focuses on a 16-year-old named Blue, who comes from a family of psychics. She learns that she will be the cause of her true love's death, and spends her life avoiding boys and relationships. Though it was easy when she was younger, being around some prep-school teens, known as "The Raven Boys," has made it much more difficult for her.
As of yet, no writer is attached to the project to adapt it to film.
It makes perfect financial success for New Line to pick up a young adult novel series, since Summit, which put out the Twilight movies, and Lionsgate, which handles The Hunger Games, have both seen enormous profits from them.
Stiefvater is also known for her "romantic werewolf saga," Shiver. Between Shiver and The Scorpio Races, she has more than two million copies in print.
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9/14/2012 4:57 PM