Deadline is reporting that Joe Roth has been hired to produce the upcoming YA film adaptation of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Roth has most recently produced the Snow White and the Huntsman film with Kristen Stewart and is set to produce the sequel.
Signaling that Universal Pictures sees the project as a priority, the studio has set Joe Roth to produce the film adaptation of Daughter Of Smoke & Bone, the young-adult fantasy novel by National Book Award Finalist Laini Taylor. Roth Film President Palak Patel will executive produce.
The protagonist is a 17-year-old art student who is sent by her awful father on travels across the globe to collect teeth for an unspecified but creepy purpose. This leads her to an encounter with an angel and revelations about her family that lead her into adventures involving otherworldly beings. The book was acquired for high-six figures late last year in a pitched battle between Universal and Paramount.