In the never ending quest to find the next big franchise based on a young adult series, Screen Gems has purchased the rights to the upcoming young adult fantasy novel, Black City.
The novel won’t hit shelves until November 13, but Screen Gems says it wanted to move quickly because buzz surrounding the first novel in a new series was high.
Written by Elizabeth Richards, Black City is set in a city where humans and Darklings are separated by a high wall, and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war. The story centers on 16-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the emissary, who meet and do the unthinkable — they fall in love.
Black City marks the author’s debut novel. Richards is a journalist who spent her early career reviewing video games for a living before becoming a travel writer and editor, specializing in cruise holidays, despite suffering from terrible sea sickness.