Variety reports, Film4 has bought the film rights of “Maresi” by Maria Turtschaninoff. It’s a fantasy novel, set to be release in the U.S. on January 2017. It was first published in Finland last 2014.
You can read the details about what the book entails below:
“Maresi” is set in the Red Abbey, a refuge for women and girls. The abbey comes under attack after a girl who saw her sister killed seeks refuge. The 13-year-old titular character Maresi is forced to fight to defend both herself and the community.
The deal was brokered by Turtschaninoff’s agent Elina Ahlbäck of the eponymous Elina Ahlback Literary Agency in collaboration with Gudrun Giddings.
“Finlandia award-winner Maria Turtschaninoff’s feminist fantasy saga will empower girls and women all over the world,” Ahlback said.