Proof positive that even legendary and accomplished filmmakers can’t escape broad Hollywood trends, Ridley Scott, the filmmaker behind Alien, Blade Runner, and Gladiator, has optioned a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels according to Deadline. We know Twilight, The Hunger Games and The Mortal Instruments have all been taken, so what’s Sir Ridley going to make? Ever heard of a little book called Fae by Colet and Jasmine Abedi. Yeah, me neither.
The first book of the proposed trilogy was released earlier this year, and the second book is apparently ready to be published. The story is about a 16-year-old girl named Caroline Ellis who must face her destiny as the future leader of the Light Fae who is destined to unite the Light with the Dark with her soulmate/boyfriend Devilyn Reilly, who is heir to the Dark Fae throne. There’s teen romance, prophecy and a tacit connection to the disappearance of the Roanoke Colony.
No word on a studio or screenwriter or timetable obviously, just the fact that Sir Ridley’s picked up the option. What is it about the story that he finds so intriguing? I’m seriously asking, I haven’t read the book, but I am curious if Scott is interested. Any Bastards out there that have read Fae and wanna share?
We’ll have more news as it develops.