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Say hello to “Fallen”, the latest franchise wannabe geared at luring all those sweet, sweet “Twilight” money that Bella and her two hunky hunks lured into their four-movie franchise so well. “Twilight” may be gone and done, but the race to replace it has only heated up.
Lauren Kate’s “Fallen” is the newest contender to enter the very crowded field, and it’s attached “Shine” director Scott Hicks to direct. The film will adapt “Fallen”, the first of a four-book series that follows a spunky heroine as she navigates love and the supernatural in the South:
Billed as a Southern gothic supernatural romance, Fallen revolves around 17-year-old Lucinda “Luce” Price, who is sent to a reform school in Savannah, Ga., after she is accused of starting a fire that leaves a young boy dead. Soon, Luce finds herself in the middle of a love triangle – courting two young men with dark secrets of their own.
On a quest to uncover secrets from her past, the shy Luce discovers the two are fallen angels, competing for her love for centuries. Luce must choose where her feelings lie, pitting heaven against hell in an epic battle over true love.
Kate’s novels are apparently a big hit, with over 10 million copies sold in over 30 countries.
The film has been in development since 2009, with Mayhem Pictures originally snapping it up when the “Twilight” fever was at its highest pitch. Disney had been involved back then, but is probably too busy with all that galaxy far, far away right now.
Hicks is still known primarily for the Academy Award winning “Shine”, but in recent years he’s directed “The Lucky One” in 2012 and “The Boys are Back” with Clive Owen.
Via : THR