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Fox 2000 Taps Exec-Turned-Writer for YA Novel Adaptation 'Reboot'

Chernin Entertainment is producing the adaptation, which is based on an upcoming book sci-fi YA novel by Amy Tintera.

Development exec-turned-scribe Lindsay Devlin has been tapped to adapt Reboot, Fox 2000’s adaptation of an upcoming YA novel penned by Amy Tintera.

Chernin Entertainment is producing Reboot, an edgy YA story set after the world becomes infected with a deadly virus and killer slave soldiers are created from dead teenagers. Two re-animated teens decide to band together to fight the organization responsible.

The novel is due to be published by HarperTeen in May; Fox 2000 picked up the rights in February.

Devlin started as an assistant at CAA before moving on to development jobs at Kerner Entertainment Co. (The Smurfs) and other shingles. Her horror spec Nocturne shot her out of the corporate world, and she slowly building is a name for herself in the mostly male-dominated world of genre writing.

Reboot will be her first studio gig.

Devlin is repped by Mosaic and Sloane Offer.


Brad Peyton To Write, Direct ‘Monument 14′ For Reel FX And Strange Weather
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Reel FX and Andrew Adamson’s Strange Weather have acquired screen rights to Monument 14, the first installment of a young adult novel trilogy by Emmy Laybourne that Brad Peyton will adapt to direct. Reel FX, which has a partnership with Strange Weather, will produce alongside Adamson and Aron Warner, with Jeff Fierson exec producing and overseeing.

The first novel is an unlikely jumping off point for a post-apocalyptic young adult trilogy. It’s best described as The Breakfast Club set after the apocalypse. A group of teens are trapped together in a chain superstore and face the prospect of life, death and love and hate while the world as they know it ends right outside.

That book was published in June, and the followup, Monument 14: Sky On Fire, will be published next June by the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group imprint Feiwell & Friends.

Self-Published YA Author 'Crash'es into the Big League

Spokane, Washington-based writer Nicole Williams already had four self-published e-books to her credit before launching her YA romance trilogy Crash earlier this year. The first two novels, titled Crash and Clash, sold a combined total of more than 85,000 digital copies. Now HarperCollins has scooped up the books, which it rereleased digitally November 20, as part of a three-book deal.

The titles are the first in the children’s division to be categorized as appropriate for ages 16 and up. (Typically, HarperCollins and HarperTeen books are categorized as no older than 14 and up.)

The “steamy teen romance,” as HarperCollins calls the series, delves into the intense relationship between Lucy, the new girl in town, and Jude, the local bad boy. Their all-consuming affair continues after high school, and though they attend different universities, the intensity increases both emotionally and physically as the story unfolds.

Phoebe Yeh, editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s Books, negotiated the deal for North American translation rights with Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. “We’re seeing a trend toward realistic fiction in the marketplace,” Yeh says, “and we know our readers are looking for stories that follow characters after high school into more mature situations.”

HarperCollins released its own e-book editions of Crash and Clash November 20; paperback editions go on sale December 18. Crush, the conclusion to the trilogy, will be published simultaneously in paperback and as an e-book on April 23.


New image of Jamie Campbell Bower from ‘The Mortal Instruments’ released

Sony just released a new image of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The image shows Jamie dressed in his shadowhunter gear with Isabelle and Alec in the background. The image is from the Pandemonium Club scene which is the opening scene in the book and was part of the trailer. As all fans of The Mortal Instruments know this is the scene in which Clary first discovers the shadowhunting world.

Does Jamie look more the part of Jace now that you’ve seen him in costume? What do you think of Kevin and Jemima as Alec and Isabelle Lightwood? Leave your comments below and tell us what you are most looking forward to in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film.

The first book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, introduces us to Clary Fray and the shadowhunter world. Lily Collins is set to play Clary while Jamie Campbell Bower is set to play Jace. Joining them in the shadowhunter world will be Robert Sheehan, Jemima West, Kevin Zegers, and Godfrey Gao. The screenplay has been written by I. Marlene King, the script writer for Pretty Little Liars, and Jessica Postigo. The film is set for release on August 23, 2013.


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