DreamWorks adapting DARKFEVER franchise

DreamWorks is hoping to find gold with a Harry Potter type franchise. Variety reports that the studio has bought the film rights to all five books in Karen Marie Moning's bestselling Darkfever series. 20th Century Fox and New Regency had initially set this project up, but sold the rights.

The films are being planned as live-action films. The story follows "MacKayla Lane, an ordinary young woman from Georgia who travels to Ireland to track down her sister's killer. While overseas, she discovers an extraordinary world filled with ancient secrets, vampires and other tough-to-kill creatures. Protag, who has special abilities, is tasked with finding the Sinsar Dubh, a powerful yet elusive book that can help her save both the fantasy realm and the mortal world."

The filnal book in the series, Shadowfever, was released last December. DreamWorks has teamed with Disney on a long-term deal to market and release its live-action pics. This sounds like a cool story, but I wonder how it will transition to the big screen. What are your thoughts on this news?

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