Universal Pictures has picked up the screen rights to the best selling book by Melissa Marr, Wicked Lovely. This is a fantasy series that follows a 17 year old girl who can see fairies, and must fend off the advances of a fairy king determined to marry her to save the planet from his vengeful mother. That's gotta be an awkward situation! I have not read any of these books so I am not the best person to judge if this will translate well to film. The fact of the matter is Hollywood is always looking for the next big fantasy franchise. Hey, at least it doesn't involve vampires!
The studio bought the book to be produced by Wild West Picture Show Prods., and has hired Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson to adapt it. So it has a really good screenwriter attached that's a good sign.
Here is a description of the book that I pulled off Amazon:
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.
Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.
Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.
But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.
Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.
There are 3 books in the series and a fourth one to be published next year. If you have read the books do you think it will make for a good film franchise? If you haven't read them does the concept grab your attention?