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Christopher Kyle In Talks to Adapt YA Novel ‘Shadow and Bone’ For DreamWorks

Written by on February 14, 2013 

The YA fantasy novel Shadow and Bone was acquired by DreamWorks within months of its publication last summer, and, under the supervision of Harry Potter producer David Heyman, it continues a fast track to the big screen. The debut work from author Leigh Bardugo is courting a screenwriter who, like Heyman, is no stranger to adaptations.

According to THR, Christopher Kyle (Alexander) has entered negotiations to pen the screenplay for Shadow and Bone. That best-selling first installment of the Grisha trilogy introduces a young woman who must learn to harness her newfound magic power in order to save her country from a darkness filled with flesh-eating creatures. As just indicated, it would mark the second adaptation for the scribe in two years’ time – he also translated Ron Rash’s book Serena into an upcoming period drama starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

If Kyle signs on, he’ll be part of a hot franchise that includes the next novel in the series, Siege and Storm, which is set for a June 2013 release, and a third work planned for summer 2014. Should Shadow and Bone prove a hit, expect those to get the option in a heartbeat — if they haven’t already been bought.

Have you read Shadow and Bone? Do you think Kyle is a good choice to adapt it?

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