D.J. MacHale’s first novel, “Sylo” has been optioned by Fox 2000 for the big screen. Deadline has reported that Thor Freudenthal will helm with a script being written by Marc Guggenheim. The duo recently worked together on the studio’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie will produce with MacHale himself serving as executive producer.
“Sylo” is the first novel in an upcoming trilogy from MacHale. It was released early in 2013. The official plot description is below:
A thrilling trilogy begins on a peaceful island community that is rocked by a series of mysterious deaths, and quickly becomes a massive conflict that will determine the future of mankind. A group of young people uncover clues they hope will lead to the truth behind the madness for nothing is what it first appears to be. The quest to defend their home is made all the more difficult because they can’t be sure of whom to trust… and who to fear. Everyone is a suspect. Nowhere is safe.
There is no word yet on when the film will go into production or who is being looked at to star in the adaptation. The film will likely be released some time in 2015.