Emma Frost ("The White Queen," "Jamaica Inn") has been hired to adapt David Baldacci's young adult novel "The Finisher" into a film for Sony Pictures.
The first in a proposed series, the story is set in a regimented community named Wormwood that is surrounded by a forest filled with mysterious and dangerous beasts.
A 14-year old girl spies her mentor running into that forest, and that sets her out on a mystical adventure to find the truth about her town.
Matt Tolmach is producing the project which could prove to be a potential franchise.
Source: Heat Vision