Australian filmmaker Scott Hicks ("Shine," "The Lucky One") is in final negotiations to direct "Fallen" for Mayhem Pictures and IF Entertainment.
Based on the first of four novels in Lauren Kate's best-selling young adult novel series, the contemporary story centers on an alienated girl torn between two charismatic young men.
She is unaware that they are fallen angels who have battled over her for centuries. The story is described as a Southern gothic supernatural romance.
Kathryn Price and Nicole Millard adapted the screenplay, while Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray are producing.