Script News: Monstrumologist, Superstition, Sun

Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up the film rights to Rick Yancey’s young-adult horror four-book “Monstrumologist” series and have hired Jessica Postigo (“Mortal Instruments: the City of Bones”) to adapt the script. Ellen Goldsmith Vein and Bob Teitel will produce.

Set in 1888, the story follows Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his orphan assistant Will Henry. Warthrop studies dangerous creatures and monsters, the first book starting off with a vicious and headless man-eating creature called an anthropuphagi being brought to his home. [Source: Variety]

New Line Cinema has acquired Blumhouse Productions’ “Superstition,” the Warners-based company’s first acquisition in eight years. The company is planning a 2016 release.

Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff helmed the micro-budget found footage thriller set at a high school. No further details have been released at this time. [Source: Heat Vision]

I’ll Give You the Sun
Warner Bros. has acquired the movie rights to Jandy Nelson’s upcoming coming of age novel “I’ll Give You the Sun” with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan to produce.

The story follows teenage twins, Noah and Jude, both budding artists who are torn apart in the wake of a family tragedy, but are reunited as they put the pieces back together. [Source: Variety]