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‘Monument 14’ Movie in Development, Sandy Widyanata Directing (EXCLUSIVE)

Strange Weather Films has hired Sandy Widyanata to direct “Monument 14,” the first film in a series based on the futuristic trilogy by Emmy Laybourne, Variety has learned .

“Monument 14” tells the story of 14 kids from Monument, Colo., who are trapped in a superstore as civilization collapses outside the gates. The next two books in the series are “Sky on Fire” and “Savage Drift.”

The script was adapted by Laybourne and writer/director Brad Peyton, who directed New Line’s “San Andreas,” which grossed more than $470 million worldwide.

Widyanata has won multiple awards for her short films. She was attached in 2014 to direct “Goodbye for Now” for Lionsgate and Temple Hill with Jonathan Tropper writing.

Aron Warner and Andrew Adamson will produce “Monument 14” via their Strange Weather Films banner. Adamson directed “Shrek,” “Shrek 2” and “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” — which have a combined worldwide box office exceeding $3 billion.

Peyton and Jeff Fierson of Next Play will also serve as producers on the project. The duo is currently wrapping the first season of Netflix’s “Frontier.”

“We’re thrilled to have Sandy on board for the launch of this fantastic franchise,” Warner said. “Monument 14 is visceral and grounded and Sandy brings the right sensibility to the table.”

Widyanata is represented by UTA, Peter Dealbert of Pacific View Management and attorney Tara Kole. Adamson is represented by UTA and attorney Peter Nelson.

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