David Auburn Makes “A Discovery of Witches”

Playwright and screenwriter David Auburn (“Proof,” “The Lake House”) is set to pen an adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ 2011 supernatural fantasy novel “Discovery of Witches” for Warner Bros. Pictures says Heat Vision.

The story follows a scholarly woman who is a direct descendant of the first woman executed at the Salem Witch Trials.

She discovers a long-lost manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library that may contain the secret of immortality, and becomes caught up with a 1,500 year old vampire to try and stop an inter-species war between witches and vampires.

Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan are producing. The book is the first part in a planned trilogy.