'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' film rights acquired by Universal(Read article summary)
'Daughter of Smoke and Bone,' one of 2011's most popular young adult novels, could be adapted into a film by Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to the well-reviewed young adult novel â€śDaughter of Smoke and Boneâ€ť by Laini Taylor, it was announced last week.
â€śMy goal is always to write stories that readers will want to climb inside of andÂ live in, and which â€“ I hope â€“ will allow them to just lose themselves in the page,â€ť Taylor said in a statement about the possible movie adaptation. â€śIt is a hugely thrilling prospect to think about Universal and filmmakers translating my world onscreen and giving it a second life in such a grand way.Â Iâ€™m over the moon.â€ť
â€śDaughterâ€ť came out in September and made Amazonâ€™s list of the best books of 2011 as well as Publishers Weeklyâ€™s. The story centers on Karou, an art student living in Prague who is forced to do the bidding of a demon but soon begins questioning her world when she meets a mysterious angel.
The book by Taylor, who also wrote the two books that so far make up the Dreamdark series, has been announced to be the first of a trilogy. The next book is scheduled for release next September.
Molly Driscoll is a Monitor contributor.