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Harry Potter producer David Heyman to oversee adaption of Shadow and Bone for DreamWorks – |

The novel – which is aimed at young adults – was published in June 2012 by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, part of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.

It is the first in a trilogy of books called the Grisha Trilogy, in which a young woman must learn to control her newly discovered power in order to save her country from an unknown threat called the Shadow Fold.

Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone

Heyman, who produced all eight adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and is currently working on Alfonso Cuarón’s new film Gravity, will produce alongside Heyday Films associate Jeffrey Clifford.

Heyman said of Shadow and Bone: “It’s a riveting and wholly original adventure set in a breathtakingly imaginative world.”

DreamWorks production president Holly Bario said: “We found not just a fantastic story, but one set in a mystical and fascinating world that will translate well to the big screen.

“We are excited to begin adapting this book and look forward to working with David Heyman who has unparalleled proven success in this genre.”

Published on June 5 of this year, the film debuted on The New York Times Best Seller List. Siege and Storm, the next book in the series, is scheduled for release in June 2013 with the third installment coming in summer 2014.

 

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