Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce YA Adaptation ‘Sandcastle Empire’ for Paramount

Leonardio DiCaprio Producing 'Sandcastle Empire' Movie
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Paramount Pictures has optioned the YA novel “The Sandcastle Empire” with Leonardo DiCaprio on board to produce.

Jennifer Davisson, DiCaprio’s partner at Appian Way, is also attached to produce through their production banner.

The novel was written by Kayla Olson and is set in 2049 when the Earth is at a breaking point due to climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation. A radical faction known as the Wolfpack overthrows the government and takes control.

The story centers on a young woman named Eden who escapes a Wolfpack labor camp, joining three others fleeing to an island. During her journey, she will find clues as to what happened to her missing father and find out that she is the key to bringing down the Wolfpack.

The book’s theme of climate change is an important one for DiCaprio, as he’s been vocal about the environmental issue, speaking out on it as recently as Saturday’s SAG Awards.

Appian’s Nathaniel Posey identified the book and brought it into the company.

DiCaprio can currently be seen in Fox’s “The Revenant” and just won SAG award for his role in the film. He is repped by LBI Entertainment.

The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. Michaelangelo De Capricorn says:

    This will be amazing. Leonardo DICAPRIO doesn’t produce anything half-assed. The C.G.I. will have to be ÈPIC and it’s good to know that someone with the passion for the subject of climate change and someone of an uncompromising standard of superiority in the quality of work that he delivers has been put in command of this YA project.

  2. Alex says:

    Halt immigration

  3. mickrussom says:

    I’d like to hear from the Hollywood idiots a proposal to solve the problems they think are most important. All this rubbish is is hastag style “make people aware of a problem I dont understand but parrot incessantly”

  4. Wow I am so excited to see Leonardo DiCaprio producing something that he’s so passionate about. To me he is THE best actor there is, so I know that this movie will be beyond amazing!!! This is so exciting. I will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of this one…..

  5. Lenny says:

    Sell out. Let me guess white women feelings adventure romance and scene.

  6. DougW says:

    So in the future a young woman is the key to bringing down a corrupt government. I wonder where they get these ideas.

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