Independent film production company Palomar Pictures has optioned Blood of Eden, a new series from young adult author Julie Kagawa. The Immortal Rules
, the first entry in the Blood of Eden series, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 24, 2012.
The Immortal Rules
is set in a future world where humanity, decimated by a deadly virus, exists primarily as a food source and slave class to an elite society of vampires. When a young woman, a survivor who dreams of the day humanity will rise up against their supernatural masters, is turned into a vampire, she is forced to choose between becoming what she despises or helping those who would destroy her.
Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson says, "It's simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century. It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation. Julie's ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer."
Julie Kagawa says, "Joni does not take on a project unless he really loves it. He's thoughtful and established, and I know he's going to make a great movie that respects my material."