Big time Hollywood screenwriter Stuart Beattie (and also the writer/director of the Aussie “Red Dawn”-esque flick “Tomorrow, When The War Began”) has been tapped to adapt “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” for Universal.
Based on the series of Young Adult books by Laini Taylor, “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” will follow “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.”
A spunky teenage heroine caught up in supernatural shenanigans? That’s a new one. (Not really.) I wonder if she has two hunky hunks fighting over her, too?
Beattie is a long-time Hollywood screenwriter with an obscene amount of blockbuster films to his credit. He recently struck out on directing with “Tomorrow, When the War Began”, and was supposed to do a sequel to that 2010 film, but no word on what’s up with that yet. He is, meanwhile, directing the Aaron Eckhart comic book adaptation “I, Frankenstein”, which is scheduled for later this year.
Uber producer Joe Roth will do the honors for Universal.
Via : THR