Gerard Butler is on board to produce a film adaptation of Victoria Schwab’s young fantasy novel “A Darker Shade of Magic” which Sony Pictures is in negotiations to acquire following an intense bidding war.
The story centers on Kell, a magician who has the ability to travel between four parallel universes connected by one magical city, in this case London – Grey London where magic is a myth, Red London where it is revered, White London where magic is battled over, and Black London where magic has overpowered the people.
When Kell meets Delilah Bard, a London pickpocket, he’s whisked into a universe-hopping adventure. The book marks the first in a trilogy of novels that could lead to a potential film franchise. Neal Moritz, Alan Siegel and Danielle Robinson will also produce.
Butler has the action films “Geostorm” and “Hunter Killer” on the way later this year.