Palomar options Kagawa’s ‘Blood of Eden’

Joni Sighvatsson to adapt vampire book series

LONDON — Joni Sighvatsson’s Palomar Pictures (“Killer Elite,” “Brothers”) has optioned the rights to upcoming vampire book series “Blood of Eden,” which is penned by New York Times bestselling young adult scribe Julie Kagawa.


The first instalment of the series, “The Immortal Rules,” is set in a future world where humanity has been decimated by a deadly virus and exists merely as a food source and slave class to an elite society of vampires.


A young woman, who dreams of the day humanity will rise up against their supernatural masters, is turned into a vampire and is forced to choose between becoming what she despises or helping those who would destroy her.


“Immortal Rules” is set to be published by Harlequin Teen on April 24.


“It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century,” said Sighvatsson. “It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation.


“Julie’s ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer.”


Kagawa is the bestselling author of the fantasy series “Iron Fey,” about a girl who is half human, half fairy.


Palomar’s credits include Clive Owen and Robert De Niro starrer “Killer Elite,” Kathryn Bigelow’s “K-19: The Widowmaker” and Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers.”


The indie shingle recently announced a financial partnership with Grosvenor Park for three pics, including an adaptation of Stephen King’s “Rose Madder.”

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  1. Elizabeth Chung says:

    The more I learn of this Julie Kagawa, the more I can’t stomach her. She not only plagiarized other authors for all her books like Sophie Jordan, but she has encouraged her teen fans to harass authors who pose a threat to her. She and her literary agents are behind an extreme so-called feminist fan base who advocate for women to hate men. She writes romance with weak females but is a hypercrite in her real life, supporting nazi-like extreme views. She has encouraged her followers to hate on the Chinese and Koreans, advocating Japanese World War Two imperialism.

  2. Variety reader says:

    Didn’t like the book. I felt it was an exact copycat of Blood: The Last Vampire, a Japanese film based on an animae. Kagawa seems to steal ideas from Japanese animae and other films. Talon is a copy of Firelight by Sophie Jordan. Iron Fey is a copy of the film Labyrinth and other fae books.

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