Ridley Scott Looking to Develop Fantasy Film FAE

Via: Deadline

Director and producer Ridley Scott has optioned the rights to a young adult fantasy book series called Fae, which he is looking to adapt into a feature film. 

The book was written by sibling authors Colet and Jasmine Abedi, and so far they have released one of three books. The story follows a character named Caroline Ellis, who on her 16th birthday "triggers the battle fated for centuries between the Dark and Light Fae, forcing her to confront who she is and discover whether her tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly, who’s battling the power of the Dark within him, will destroy them both along with humanity."

Scott is set to set to produce the film now, but there's a chance he could end up directing it as well. Apparently the book has become a Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest phenomenon. I haven't heard of it until now. The sequel has already been completed and will be called The Dark King

This sounds like it could be a pretty cool film series! I would actually love to see see Scott dive back into fantasy. The last fantasy film he made was 1985's Legend. Here's a detailed description of the book,

The battle between Dark and Light is about to begin.

Caroline Ellis' sixteenth birthday sets into motion a series of events that have been fated for centuries. A descendant of Virginia Dare, the first child born in the lost colony of Roanoke, and unaware of her birthright as the heir to the throne of the Light Fae, it isn't until Caroline begins a tumultuous relationship with Devilyn Reilly that the truth of her heritage is revealed.

Devilyn is the only Fae who is both of the Light and of the Dark, and struggles to maintain that precarious balance to avoid succumbing to the power of the Dark within him. He is the only one who can save Caroline from those who would destroy her and destroy all hope for unity among the Fae. He promises Caroline that he will protect her at all costs, even when it means protecting her from himself.

Told from the alternating perspectives of Caroline and Devilyn, FAE draws on mysteries, myths and legends to create a world, and a romance, dangerously poised between Light and Dark.

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