Brace yourselves. Another Twilight-esque book series (albeit focusing on werewolves and without the sparkly vamps) has just been snatched up for adaptation for the big screen.
Per Variety Ralph Winter (X-Men) and Terry Botwick have acquired rights to Bree Despain’s three-book young adult series through their 1019 Entertainment banner. Whitney Thomas, an exec at 1019, will also produce.
The Dark Divine, the first installment in the trilogy, was published last December by Egmont USA and centers on a 16-year-old pastor’s daughter who falls in love with a boy who reveals he’s a werewolf. The second title, The Lost Saint, is scheduled to be released on December 28 while the third (still untitled) is headed for publication in late 2011.
“The project has strong romantic appeal to the young Twilight audience,” Winter and Botwick said. “Bree Despain is a talented voice with a loyal following.”
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