Arnold Rifkin’s Cheyenne Enterprises has optioned screen rights on The Soul Seekers, the young adult book series by bestselling author Alyson Noel about a young girl who navigates between the worlds of the living and the dead.
The series is comprised of four books: Fated (available now), Echo (coming in November), Mystic, and Horizon (both of which will be released in 2013). There is Native American lore involved in the tale, and per Deadline, producer Rifkin is determined to cast the films with Native American actors when appropriate.
“I did a lot of research into Shamanism and Native American spirituality to create the world of The Soul Seekers series,” the author said. “In using these ancient practices and ideas as a jumping off point for the mystical world of the books, I tried to portray them in an authentic way and to do so with reverence. After meeting with producer Arnold Rifkin, and learning first hand of his personal passion for these themes, I have no doubt that he will do the same.”
Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.
There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it’s when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she’s meant to be with…or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.
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