MUMBAI: DreamWorks Studios has acquired the filming
rights of Leigh Bardugo's debut novel Shadow and Bone.
This was announced by Holly Bario, President of Production
at the studio.
and Bone' is a riveting and wholly original adventure
set in a breathtakingly imaginative world. In the film,
a young woman must learn to control her newly discovered
power in order to save her country from the Shadow fold,
a creature-filled darkness that threatens to overrun
Bario, "At DreamWorks, we are always looking for
great stories, and with Leigh's 'Shadow and Bone' 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."
Observed Bardugo, "I can't think of a better home
for Shadow and Bone. From moment one, I knew the story
would be in great hands, and I'm truly thrilled."
"Shadow and Bone" debuted on the New York
Times' Best Sellers list with Bardugo being one of the
few first-time authors to make that list this year.
The book has been selling consistently since its 5th
June publishing date and Macmillan went back for a third
printing at the end of July. Amazon also selected Shadow
and Bone as both an adult and children's 'Book of the
Month' pick and is the only title to have that distinction.
the book was released simultaneously in the United Kingdom
with ten more territories scheduled for release over
the next year. The next book in the series, Siege and
Storm is scheduled for release in June 2013 with the
third installment coming in summer 2014.