YA best-seller Shadow and Bone is set to come to the big screen
According to Entertainment Weekly, DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to Leigh Bardugo’s best-selling YA book Shadow and Bone.
Shadow and Bone, the first book in a planned trilogy, is set in a fantasy-world version of Russia (here called Ravka) that is split in two by a strip of shadowy territory teeming with monsters who feed on human flesh. Young people gifted with mastery over the natural elements are conscripted into the elite monster-fighting force known as the Grisha, while those born with natural abilities are consigned to the regular army. Into this world strides the formerly normal Alina, whose newly discovered mastery over the element of light renders her a valuable commodity.
This film will add one more item to the already plentiful array of movies adapted from YA books, which includes the The Hunger Games and Twilight film franchises, as well as next year’s The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
For a glimpse of what fans might be in for, check out the book trailer below.
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