Young adult novel adaptation underway

Former New Line toppers Michael Lynne and Bob Shaye are moving ahead on supernatural romance “Shiver,” hiring Nick Pustay (“Ramona and Beezus”) to adapt for their Unique Features shingle.

“Shiver,” penned by Maggie Stiefvater, centers on a bittersweet romance between a teen girl and a boy who becomes a wolf each winter. As the temperature drops, the race to keep him human begins. First installment was published by Scholastic Press in August and has been on the bestseller lists for 31 weeks. Sequel “Linger,” will be published in August.

“At the core is this heartbreaking love story, between two people who know that their time together is slipping away,” Pustay said.

“Ramona and Beezus” starring Selena Gomez and Joey King, is set for release through Fox in July. Pustay’s penned “Just Like Beauty” for producer Oren Segal and toon “Scarecrow” for Laika Entertainment.

Unique Features, which has a first-look deal at Warner Bros., is developing an adaptation of Paul McCartney’s “High in the Clouds.”; trilogies based on J.C. Hutchins’ “7th Son” graphic novels and Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy “The Mortal Instruments”; and two Broadway musicals, “Elf” and “Secondhand Lions.”

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