Daughter of Smoke and Bone Finds a Father — er, a Director

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book CoverUniversal’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone”, long in development, has finally found someone to hold its hand in former visual effects director Michael Gracey, who will be making his feature film debut on the movie. Gracey’s credits include works on “Double Vision”, “Ned Kelly”, and “The Magician”.

Based on the series of Young Adult books by Laini Taylor, “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” tells “the tale of a 17-year-old art student whose father occasionally sends her on errands around the world collecting human teeth for a mysterious purpose. The young woman gradually becomes aware that she is part of an ancient struggle between devils and angels and finds herself in a forbidden romance with a warrior angel.”

But she at least gets two hunky guys falling madly in love with her, right? Isn’t that a law in these books?

Universal and producer Joe Roth, of course, is hoping to mine that Young Adult gold rush started by “Twilight” and continued with “The Hunger Games”. It’s a dangerous road they tread, which has seen it fair share of corpses. Just ask the people who put up the money for “The Mortal Instruments”, “Beautiful Creatures”, and every would-be YA movie franchise about a spunky teenage girl who has a special gift that will change the world.

But hey, it’s only been a few years since “Twilight”, and “The Hunger Games” is still going strong, so of course Hollywood will keep trying to strike that gold vein. I give the trend at least 5 more years until they realize it’s easier to just go back and remake everything…again.

Via : Heat Vision