Stuart Beattie, screenwriter of Collateral and 30 Days of Night, has been hired by Universal to write the screenplay for the film adaptation of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. From THR:
The first installment of the trilogy, published in September 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, tells the tale of a 17-year-old art student whose father occasionally sends her on errands around the world collecting human teeth for a mysterious purpose. The young woman gradually becomes aware that she is part of an ancient struggle between devils and angels and finds herself in a forbidden romance with a warrior angel.
“It’s been fantastic to delve into the world of the book with a screenwriter of such insight and experience,” said Taylor in a statement. “Between Stuart, Joe Roth and Universal Pictures, we’ve got a team with massive epic flair, and I can’t wait to see what unfolds as we move toward bringing Karou, Akiva, Brimstone and the world of Daughter of Smoke & Bone to the screen.”