We called it peoples, we said that Lionsgate/Summit was going to be the studio for all YA, and we were right. Well, DEADLINE published an article about how Lionsgate-Summit’s development slate reads like the NYT Bestsellers List. Our question? Who do we have to talk to in order to get ‘DIVERGENT’ made?
Lionsgate and Summit, companies built on the novel adaptations of The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga, are staying on their bookish paths. So much so that the combined entity has a hold on the latest New York Times bestseller lists that the company’s betting will turn into box office success down the line. Divergent, written by Veronica Roth, tops the Children’s Paperback books list this week. Lionsgate-Summit’s feature adaptation of the dystopian teen tale, with screenplay by Evan Daugherty, is in pre-production now with plans to start filming later this year. If that proves a hit at theaters, the company also holds rights to the twentysomething author’s sequel Insurgent, which currently sits No. 1 on the Children’s Chapter Books list.
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