Universal Pictures has picked up screen rights to Wicked Lovely, the bestselling first book in a fantasy series by author Melissa Marr.

According to Variety, the studio bought the book to be produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Prods., and has hired Edward Scissorhands scribe Caroline Thompson to adapt.

The protagonist is a 17-year-old girl who can see fairies, and must fend off the advances of a fairy king determined to marry her to save the planet from his vengeful mother.

No production date has been set.