Lindsay Devlin, previously a development executive, has been hired to adapt “Reboot,” Fox 2000’s adaptation of an upcoming YA novel penned by Amy Tintera.
Chernin Entertainment announced they would be producing the adaptation of the YA story that is set after the world becomes infected with a deadly virus and killer slave soldiers are created from dead teenagers. Two re-animated teens decide to band together to fight the organization responsible.
Following the lead of several other studios, Fox 2000 acquired the film rights for the novel before it had been published official. Fox 2000 picked up with film rights this past February. “Reboot” is due to be published by HarperTeen in May. The studio must have felt the project would fair well in a sea of YA supernatural/sci fi drama’s flooding the entertainment industry.
This will be the first studio job for Devlin who began as an assistant at CAA before moving on to development jobs at Kerner Entertainment Co. (The Smurfs) and other shingles. Her horror spec Nocturne shot her out of the corporate world, and she slowly building is a name for herself in the mostly male-dominated world of genre writing.
There is no word on a projected release date for the project, or who is expected to star in the YA drama.