And another “young adult” series of books is being readied for the big screen treatment: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié’s Wicked, which encompasses five installments entitled “Witch,” “Curse,” “Legacy,” “Spellbound,” and “Resurrection.”
The news just came down via THR that sibling scribes Aaron and Matthew Benay have sold a pitch to DreamWorks based on Wicked. The Benays will build the script from the first two books in the series. DreamWorks co-president of production Mark Sourian preemptively grabbed the adaptation for mid-six figures and optioned the rest of the series. The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lindsay Williams, and Michael Prevett are producing.
According to Amazon, the stories follow Holly Cathers, [whose] world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole. In her new home, Holly’s sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there’s the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.
Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launched into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an inter-generational feud beyond their wildest imaginations…and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.
One thing we certainly haven’t had enough of is a good witch saga. Just so long as no one sparkles, I’m game!
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