WICKED Acquired by DreamWorks

Worried that there aren’t enough YA vampire movies in the pipeline?

Worry no more; The Hollywood Reporter announces that DreamWorks Studios has acquired the rights to the five-book Wicked series.

The producers say, “Wicked has all the elements for a great movie–adventure, mystery, star-crossed lovers, bitter enemies, and the supernatural. [the script writers] came in with an intriguing take on the books and a story that we feel will really speak to all audiences.”

Release is planned for 2012.

The movie will be based on the first two titles in the sereis, Witch and Curse, which are available in one volume.

Wicked: Witch & Curse
Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguié
Retail Price: $7.99
Paperback: 672 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse – (2008-09-09)
ISBN / EAN: 141697119X / 9781416971191

At the end of September, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, the first in a 3-vol YA paranormal romance series about werewolves, was acquired. No release date was given.

Maggie Stiefvater
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press – (2009-08-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0545123267 / 9780545123266

And, last year, the House of Night series was optioned. The newest title in that series has just been released.

Tempted (House of Night Novels)
P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Retail Price: $17.99
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin – (2009-10-27)
ISBN / EAN: 0312567480 / 9780312567484

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