Fox Picks Up “Black Is The Color”

20th Century Fox has scored the film rights to an upcoming trilogy of young adult science fiction novels by author Alexandra Bracken reports Variety.

Set in a time when a mysterious virus has left most American children dead, the few kids that have survived have developed psychic powers. One of them is a 16-year-old girl named Ruby who has been living in a government-run “rehabilitation camp” for six years.

The first book, “Black is the Color”, sees Ruby joining forces with a small band of escapees who have a secret mission of their own. Anarchist organisations hunt Ruby for their own purposes, while a leader named ‘The Slip Kid’ who offers shelter to young people in danger turns out to not be all that he seems.

Shawn Levy is producing.