Two young adult book trilogies are about to be adapted for the screen.
David Gleeson (“Tolkien”) is attached to pen the film adaptation of Polly Shulman’s “The Grimm Legacy” with plans for it to be a potential franchise for the new Disney+ streaming service launching later this year.
The book trilogy is set in a New York Circulating Material Repository and follows a group of teens who work at an old-style lending library that lends magical items to people from the Grimm collection. Jane Goldenring and Evan Shapiro are producing.
Also today come word that “Venom” and “Saving Mr. Banks” scribe Kelly Marcel will pen and make her directing debut on Legendary Entertainment’s film adaptation of Claire McFall’s novel “Ferryman” which is the first in a trilogy of YA books.
The story is dubbed a modern retelling of the Charon myth and follows a young girl who died in a train crash in Scotland and is now trapped in a dangerous limbo. She meets a mysterious boy named Tristan, her ‘ferryman’ sent to guide her through the wasteland and into the afterlife, but they fall in love.