Twentieth Century Fox has optioned film rights to Alexandra Bracken’s futuristic trilogy “Black Is the Color.”
Shawn Levy will produce with his 21 Laps banner; Billy Rosenberg and Missy Foster will oversee development for the shingle, while Drew Crevello will oversee for Fox.
Story centers on a 16-year-old with uncontrollable telekinetic abilities who joins a group of teens on the run from the government.
Disney Hyperion will publish the first book in the “Black” trilogy in the summer of 2012.
Writers House reps 24-year-old Bracken, who earned a debut author nomination last year at the Goodreads Choice Awards.
Levy’s 21 Laps has produced a string of high-earning pics in the last few years, including the “Night at the Museum” films, which grossed close to a billion dollars worldwide, and last year’s “Date Night,” which cumed more than $150 million globally.
Disney will unspool the Hugh Jackman-toplined actioner “Real Steel,” which Levy produced and directed, in October.
ICM reps the film rights to “Black Is the Color” and sold the tome to Fox.