Dreamworks acquires filming rights of Wicked

MUMBAI: DreamWorks Studios, a motion picture company led by Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider in partnership with Reliance ADAG, has acquired the filming rights of the young adult book series Wicked.

A New York Times bestselling series published by Simon & Schuster, Wicked is a five-book series written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié. The first two books, Witch and Curse, were published in 2002 followed by Legacy and Spellbound in 2003. The fifth book, Resurrection was published last summer.

The film that will have adaptation by Aaron and Matthew Benay will be produced by The Gotham Group.

The story of Wicked follows the journey of a young woman who learns that she is a descendent of a powerful coven of witches. Complications arise when she falls in love with a boy who turns out to be a member of a rival coven sworn to destroy her family.

Said Dreamworks co-president Mark Sourian, " Wicked has all the elements of a great movie--adventure, mystery, star-crossed lovers, bitter enemies and the supernatural. Aaron and Matthew came in with an intriguing take on the books and a story that we feel will really appeal viewers."

Nancy Holder, who has received four Bram Stoker awards for fiction from the Horror Writers Association, has published sixty books and more than two hundred short stories. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.

Debbie Viguié is author of the Once upon a Time novels like Scarlet Moon and Midnight Pearls as well as the Sweet Seasons novels The Summer of Cotton Candy, The Fall of Candy Corn, The Winter of Candy Canes and The Spring of Candy Apples.

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