Palomar Pictures Options Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden Series
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."
Posted on April 20, 2012