DreamWorks Studios bags filming rights of Shadow and Bone

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.
Shadow 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 the land.
Commented 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.
Internationally, 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.

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