DreamWorks Studios has acquired the feature film rights to Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel Shadow and Bone, with David Heyman, who produced the Harry Potter films, set to help guide the adaptation to the screen. Shadow and Bone is the first of a planned three book series, called the Grisha Trilogy.
In the novel, a young woman must learn to control her newly discovered power in order to save her country from the Shadow Fold, a creature-filled darkness that threatens to overrun the land. David Heyman commented, “Shadow and Bone is a riveting and wholly original adventure set in a breathtakingly imaginative world. I am thrilled to be working with the DreamWorks team and incredibly grateful to Leigh Bardugo for giving us the opportunity to bring her work to the screen.”
Shadow and Bone debuted on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list with Bardugo being one of the few first-time authors to make that list this year. The book has been selling consistently since its June 5th publishing date and Macmillan recently went back for a third printing at the end of July. Amazon also selected Shadow and Bone as both an adult and children’s Book of the Month pick and is the only title to have that distinction. The next book in the series, Siege and Storm, is scheduled for release in June 2013 with the third installment coming in summer 2014. (Source: Deadline)