The official announcement is out that Stuart Beattie, silver-screen scribe extraordinaire, will be responsible for adapting the hit YA novel for film.
The author herself Miss Laini Taylor had this to say about the news:
"I’m thrilled to have Stuart Beattie adapting ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’; it’s been fantastic to delve into the world of the book with a screenwriter of such insight and experience. Between Stuart, Joe Roth, and Universal Pictures, we’ve got a team with massive epic flair, and I can’t wait to see what unfolds as we move toward bringing Karou, Akiva, Brimstone and the world of ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ to the screen."As much as I have mixed feelings about book-to-movie adaptations, I admit that I am very excited about this announcement! I am already wondering who they could cast to bring Karou & Akiva to life. And I think a lot of people might have avoided this book because it's not your stereotypical YA read, but making it into a movie will allow so many others to discover this magical world and it's captivating characters. It will be hard to translate Laini's breathtaking prose but with an artsy gothic feel I bet they can make something really brilliant!
For the full news article & all the latest info, check out Hollywood Crush via MTV.com
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