Scribes: Garlic, Quarantine, Cults, Starters

Garlic and Sapphires
“Lost” and “Alcatrax” E.P. Elizabeth Sarnoff is set to re-write the film adaptation of Ruth Reichl’s book “Garlic And Sapphires” at Fox 2000. Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”) is attached to direct.

The story follows an NY Times’ restaurant critic goes undercover to the world’s finest culinary establishments. To go unrecognized, she assumes the persona of a nouveau riche widow. Sarnoff will re-write the script from an earlier version. [Source: Deadline]

Black Forest Film Group has acquired feature rights to Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies’ young adult action-thriller novel “Quarantine: The Loners”. he story concerns the outbreak of a virus that is deadly to anyone after puberty.

A typical American high school becomes a battleground after the military quarantines more than a thousand teens, who subsequently form violent gangs based on previously established social cliques and now battling for survival. Mark Morgan, Kami Garcia, E. Thompson, Brett Hudson, Rachel Miller and Jesse Hara will produce.

[Source: Variety]

Collected Swedish Cults
Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein (“Underworld: Awakening”) are set to helm an adaptation of Andres Fager’s horror novel “Collected Swedish Cults” for a late 2013 release. Marlind will adapt the script.

Fager’s novel takes the form of a collection of supernatural horror tales about good vs. evil that together create a larger story. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

A major auction is on the way this week for Lissa Price’s young adult novel “Starters” which has drawn “Hunger Games” comparisons. This is set in a post-war dystopian United States and features a female protagonist willing to sacrifice everything to save her little brother.

In the story only young and the elderly have survived a biological attack and the actress joins an organization that allows the elderly to “rent” the bodies of the young. [Source: Heat Vision]