A new adaptation of a supernatural young adult yarn is on its way, and believe it or not, it’s actually free of sparkling vampires and shirtless werewolves.
According to Variety Mandalay Pictures has nabbed the big screen rights to the just-published young adult novel Firelight. A supernatural tale, the first in a three-book series, Firelight was penned by bestselling author Sophie Jordan, aka Sharie Kohler.
The story follows twin teenage sisters, the descendants of dragons who live in secret with their endangered pride. When their mother learns that the pride has a dark plan for one of the girls who possesses the rare talent of fire breathing, she spirits the twins away to live a normal life among humans. The Harper Teen book was one of the five selected by the YA Editor’s Buzz Panel at Book Expo America in May.
The preemptive move is the latest for Mandalay, which recently optioned the bestseller Horns by Joe Hill, the soon-to-be-published Machine Man by Max Barry and Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.
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