Universal will be adapting it New York Times bestseller Lore as a feature.
Amy Pascal (Spider-Man movies) has been attached to produce the project, with Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse writing the screenplay.
Alexandra Brackens Loredescribed as hunger games meets Greek mythology, follows Lore Perseous whose family was murdered as part of the Agon, a divine hunt that takes place every seven years as punishment for a previous rebellion by nine Greek gods, who are forced to walk the earth as mortals and hunted to become. After years in hiding, Lore must decide whether to re-enter the Agon to avenge her family’s death with the help of a childhood friend she thought was dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods.
Bracken will executive produce. Lexi Barta and Jacqueline Garell will oversee the film on behalf of Universal.
Bracken’s other novel The darkest ghosts was adapted by 20th Century Fox as a young adult feature film starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. Her next book, an Arthurian-inspired contemporary fantasy titled silver in the bone, comes out on April 4. She is represented by CAA and Writers House.
Waterhouse and Shrapnel, represented by CAA, Sean Marks and Curtis Brown, are behind tentpole features such as GI Joe movie Snake eyes and smaller films like Focus Feature’s Jesse Owens movie RaceNetflix is recent Rebekah adaptation and Amazon Studio’s Jean Seberg film Seberg.
Pascal, who has a first-look deal with the studio, is represented by CAA and Jackoway Austen.