First time scribe Erin Morgenstern has sold the rights to her upcoming young adult novel Night Circus to Summit Entertainment. The book will be published in the fall.
The story of Night Circus centers on two young magicians coming of age in the 19th century. They find themselves at the center of an age-old rivalry between their two illusionist fathers, embattled at an enchanted circus where their competition and eventual romance play out.
The novel, the first in a series, was a big hit when it arrived at he Frankfurt book fair last year, and more than one studio came vying for the property rights. Summit is planning to seek out talent in front of and behind the camera soon, hoping to nail down a young director who has a strong point of view on the material.