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.”