Given that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, has been a blazing success at the box office, it's hardly a big surprise that Hollywood is eager to keep the young adult adaptation fire burning.
Jumping on the lucrative bandwagon, Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott and his Scott Free production company have just optioned screen rights for Fae, the first fantasy book in a planned trilogy by Colet and Jasmine Abedi (known on the book covers as C.J. Abedi).
Bestseller Fae was published last year and is, of course, the first book in the trilogy. The author sisters have already completed the sequel, The Dark King. Here's the synopsis of the book one, which Scott will be dealing with:
Caroline Ellis sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn’t until she begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth is revealed. Devilyn is the only one of the Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself. Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, FAE draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.
The premise sounds like the premise of pretty much every young adult sci-fi/fantasy novel ever written. But with Scott involved, hopefully he'll be feeling that old magic of his and the movie won't bomb like so many other young adult adaptations not named Twilight or The Hunger Games.
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