Universal Pictures has hired Snow White and The Huntsman producer Joe Roth to develop a feature film adaptation of the Laini Taylor young adult fantasy novel, Daughter Of Smoke & Bone.
It's a creepy story that centers on a "17-year-old art student who is sent by her awful father on travels across the globe to collect teeth for an unspecified but creepy purpose. This leads her to an encounter with an angel and revelations about her family that lead her into adventures involving otherworldly beings." The story has got some interesting elements, and it sounds like a cool story. Roth had this to say in a statement,
In Daughter Of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor masterfully tells a story of identity and destiny that welcomes readers into a fantastical world with a unique mythology. It is very different than anything we’ve seen before and I look forward to bringing the fascinating characters to the big screen.
This sounds like it will make for a solid fantasy epic, and I'm sure it will be cool to see how it turns out. If you've read the book, let us know if you think it will make for a good movie! Here's the description provided from the book:
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?