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Warner Bros. Adapting The Monstrumologist for Film

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“The Monstrumologist,” the first novel in a four-part series, written by Rick Yancey has been optioned for film by Warner Bros. Pictures according to a report from Variety. The studio has even hired Jessica Postigo to adapt the first book into a what may become a film franchise.

The novel was first published in 2009 and if officially described as follows:

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was feeding on her, Will’s world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi–a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest–and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.

In the series, the book was followed by “The Curse of Wendigo,” “The Isle of Blood” and “The Final Descent.”

There is no word yet on a projected release date for the project or when the studio plans to begin production.

Chloe Grace Moretz Closes Deal to Star in The 5th Wave

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Chloe Moretz has signed on to star in the big screen adaptation of the bestselling novel, “The 5th Wave.” The film is based the book of the same name written by Rick Yancey.

In this tense thriller, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.

The novel has been a phenomenon in young adult literature, with 20 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list, 240,000 hardcover units sold, and 55,000 e-books sold. The novel, which has also had tremendous crossover appeal with adults, was honored with the 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award in the UK. The second book in Yancey’s planned trilogy, “The Infinite Sea,” will be published on September 16, 2014.

The 5th Wave will be directed by J. Blakeson with a screenplay from Susannah Grant. Graham King will produce along with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe through his Material Pictures.