According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV Films has picked up the movie rights to "Valiant," a teen novel about fairies by Holly Black. Chuck Roven and Alex Gartner are producing through their Mosaic Media Group along with MTV Films, and the film will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Black is well known in children's and young adult lit circles for her love of the fairie segment of the fantasy genre. Her debut novel, "Tithe," dealt with fairies and trolls from a teen perspective, and "The Spiderwick Chronicles," a New York Times best-seller on which she collaborated with artist Tony DiTerlizzi, saw the genre tackled from a kids angle.