Paramount Pictures has optioned Kayla Olson’s young adult novel “The Sandcastle Empire” with Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way partner Jennifer Davisson set to produce.
Set in 2049, the story has Earth at a breaking point due to climate change, coastal flooding and overpopulation. A radical faction known as the Wolfpack overthrows the government and takes control.
The action follows a young woman named Eden who escapes a Wolfpack labor camp, joining three others fleeing to an island. During her journey, she finds clues regarding what happened to her missing father and how she is the key to bringing down the Wolfpack.
The environmental themes are what reportedly drew DiCaprio to the work.