‘The Raven Boys’ Acquired by New Line Cinema

Akiva Goldsman will produce this young adult novel adaptation about a girl who believes her true love will die if she kisses him.
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‘The Raven Boys’ Acquired by New Line Cinema

The Raven Boys novel acquired by New Line Cinema Studios are always on the lookout for literary properties they believe will become the next franchise, along the lines of The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games. New Line Cinema has thrown their hat into the young adult adaptation ring, acquiring the rights to Maggie Stiefvater's novel The Raven Boys.

The novel is the first in a four-book series known as the "Raven Cycle," which centers on a 16-year-old girl named Blue Sargent. Her parents are powerful psychics, although this trait was not passed down to her. She is told that she possesses a deadly gift, where her true love will die simply by kissing her. Although the girl has steered clear of the opposite sex, she meets teenage brothers The Raven Boys at the pizza parlor where she works, which leads into a contentious love triangle.

Akiva Goldsman has signed on to produce, and New Line is currently seeking a screenwriter to adapt the material. The author also has an adaptation of her book The Scorpio Races in development at Warner Bros. with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg producing. The Raven Boys book will be released September 18.

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  • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

    just... no...

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    • cupid • 3 years ago

      Sounds like BULLSH*T!

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      • crypt • 3 years ago

        Hm, this actually sounds interesting. However, will probably receive a PG-13 rating and have the final book broken up into a two-part movie...

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        • summit10 • 3 years ago

          from market niche to market nuisance sheesh!!!

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          • emmyhasagun • 3 years ago

            what in gods name is with love triangles and popular young adult series these days? they aren't healthy relationships if you ask me, and generally make one of the people involved look like a two-timing slut.

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            • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

              @skywise Studios will go after anything "young adult" after HP and HG's success. But this? Seems like another version of Twilight, mashed up with Savages

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              • moviemaniac66 • 3 years ago

                F*ck. This.

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                • skywise • 3 years ago

                  man if it has Young Adult in the genre it seems like these will be the new hotness. None of these are on the level though from what I can see. Comparing to Hary Potter and the Hunger Games...but that wont stop them from trying

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