Julie Kagawa has been saying for a while now that she’s got exciting news for her fans soon. And they’ve all been frantically wondering what it could possibly be! Well, today she released the news and it is definitely news to celebrate about. Her new book, The Immortal Rules, has been optioned for film! Palomar Pictures bought the film rights to The Immortal Rules, the first highly anticipated book in the Blood of Eden series, which will be release on April 24th, 2012 by HarlequinTEEN.
The Immortal Rules is a dystopian vampire drama where vampires have taken over most of humanity. Allie despises them, that is until she is attacked by one and must make the decision whether to die or become a monster. Now, she has to learn the rules of being an immortal, but when she flees to an unknown city and attempts to act as a human among a group of people that could have possibly found a cure for the disease, she must decide what – and who – is worth living for.
Joni Sighvatsson was quick to acquire the film rights to The Immortal Rules and the Blood of Eden series, not even waiting for the official release date of the book. According to the press release Sighvatsson said, “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,” he said. “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.”
And Julie Kagawa is also very excited about Sighvatsson acquiring the rights. She feels that he is the right person for her book because he is well established and she knows that he will make a great movie that will respect her material.
Fans have been raving about it all over twitter, and they certainly cannot wait to see this project go further in the film business. And even though the book has only been optioned for film that is not going keep fans from wondering which leading lady will get to play the heroine, Allie. So, spread the word about it, the more The Immortal Rules and the film is talked about, the higher chances this will hit the big screen! Follow the excitement on Twitter by following the hashtag: #theimmortalrulesmovie.
Read the full press release and Julies message on her website here.
So, really, who would you like to see play the role Allie? Let us know below!