Fallen is designed to be the first in a four-part book series that is just like Twilight but with a troubled teenage girl torn between two studly rival fallen angels. Someone at Disney must have been given marching orders to find the studio its own Twilight franchise because, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the company just snatched up the movie rights to Fallen, a book only published two days ago.
You have to laugh when Hollywood tries reproducing the success of a megahit. How many failed fantasy films have already come and gone in the wake of Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter? Often these Asylum-ish mockbusters get announced but never come to fruition. Like the story I once heard about from back in ’99 when some highly creative filmmakers got the greenlight for their movie pitch Hindenburg that would have been just like Titanic in the sky except the boy was from a rich family and the girl was poor – never made it past the development stage. Will Fallen? If so, here’s what to expect premise-wise according to Amazon:
“There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – and goes out of his way to make that very clear – she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret … even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story.”
As I revealed at the outset, he’s a fallen angel and has a romantic rival who is also a fallen angel. Turns out the two fallen angels have been duking it out over this girl for centuries (reincarnation plays a big role in the tale).
Now would be a good time to mention that per THR Mayhem Productions, the same producers behind the upcoming abomination The Tooth Fairy (the heinous looking family comedy starring The Rock as a rough-housing hockey star forced to pay penance by becoming the tooth fairy), are the ones prepping “Twilight Went Down to Georgia” for the big screen.
If anyone from Hollywood is reading this, I would just like to let you know that I am also getting on the Twilight bandwagon with my soon-to-be-published novel “Moth to a Flame”. Set in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, an emotionally unstable teenage girl with pyrokinetic powers falls in love with a mysterious young man with pale skin and bright red eyes who turns out to be a Mothman. Vying for her affection is a handsome Chinese exchange student who hails from a family of shape-changing Yeti. Call me, Hollywood. First come, first served.
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