I think it's safe to say that some of the most popular movie trilogies out there have come from popular book series first. So, if you're one of those people who must read the books before the movie, I would suggest getting your hands on the first of the young adult novel trilogy by Emmy Laybourne called Monument 14. Why? Well Deadline.com is reporting that Reel FX along with Strange Weather have just acquired the rights to the first action-packed installment of the series, with Journey 2: The Mysterious Island's Brad Peyton set to adapt and direct.
The story follows 6 high school kids who find themselves trapped inside of a chain superstore while the world is ending outside with a series of chemical and natural disasters. Now, Im really stoked about this because I don't know about you guys but growing up I dreamed of the day I could barricade myself up in the camping section of a certain superstore and live out my days so this sounds so amazing. Apparently it has a Breakfast Club feel with a lot more action.
And as for Peyton, rumor has it it was love at first sight for him, as he told Deadline quote "As soon as I read the first chapter, I knew I wanted to do this movie. It's such a great concept and the kids felt real to me. The whole experience of living through the end of the world is an exciting one to try to capture on film, especially from such an original perspective."
Now the first novel of the trilogy was just released back in June and has a ton of great reviews out there, and the follow-up novel is expected to be out next June, entitled Monument 14: Sky On Fire.
So, many of you out there have told us you want more interesting story lines, and I want to know if this one will tickle your fancy? Or, have any of you out there read the book and think this shouldn't be adapted at all? Make sure you let us know down below, and don't forget to subscribe so we can keep you updated on all the movie news that you love! From our studio in Hollywood, Im Erin White.
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