Book to Movie… and Possible Television Show Adaptations! Read on…
How many authors can say that they have best-selling hit novels and now may possibly have a motion picture as well as a television show based off of those hit books at the same time? Not a whole lot of them.
We have some awesome news about a hit book-series that has recently been optioned to become a television series by. This book series is non-other than Covenant by # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout (J.Lynn).
NOTE: View the UPDATES section below for all current updated news! 🙂
Straight from the author herself:
“All the way back in March of 2013, I got an email titled “Covenant Series” and I quickly read through it. It was from a production company interested in the Covenant Series. Like seriously interested and I was all like Authors get these kind of emails all the time. Weeks turned into Months and then in June, after I’d gotten the call about the Obsidian movie deal, I get a call from Brandy (film/TV agent Brandy Rivers), telling me she needed to get me on the phone the next day with the production company. The one that had expressed interest in the Covenant Series back in March.
(This was what she got from her phone call in June with the production company)
From PUBLISHER’S MARKETPLACE:
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout’s young adult Covenant series, where a teenage “half-blood” descendant of the Greek gods is forced to return to a world that oppresses those with part mortal lineage, and while she falls hard for the one person forbidden to her, she unknowingly may fulfill an ancient Greek prophecy that could destroy everything, optioned to Norton Herrek of Herrek Entertainment, by Brandy Rivers at The Gersh Agency on behalf of Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
About ‘Half-Blood of the Covenant Series:
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi-pure-bloods-have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals-well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she’s crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn’t her biggest problem–staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.
Covenant Series optioned to: Norton Herrek by Herrek Entertainment.
As many have heard already, Jennifer L. Armentrout has also had other great news regarding another one of her book series’. Her Lux Series’ first novel titled Obsidian has been optioned to be a motion picture earlier this year(2013) as well.
About Obsidian of The Lux Series:
Starting over sucks.When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.
Optioned for Film by: Kelly McCormick in association with Sierra Affinity Productions.
OBSIDIAN MOVIE UPDATES(Oct. 14th, 2015):
After almost 2 years of waiting patiently or really, anxiously for updates on the “Obsidian” movie adaption, I’m excited to share that the ball is beginning to finally start rolling again! Here’s the latest: Novelist/screenwriter Ava Dellaria will adapt Obsidian, the Jennifer L. Armentrout novel that Sierra Pictures will finance, and produce with Mr. Mudd’s Russ Smith and Lianne Halfon. Published in 2014 by Macmillan, the book is part of a five-volume series known as the Lux Series. Sierra/Affinity’s Sierra’s Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg will be executive producers and handle international sale.
From Author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Facebook Page:
Who is excited about this team for the Obsidian Movie? I AM!!! More to come! 🙂
Here is a snipit of the details behind both the film and television rights in regards to author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s deals for The Covenant and The Lux Series (Obsidian).
We will keep you updated on the progress of both the film ‘Obsidian’ from the Lux Novel Series as well as the Covenant Series becoming a possible television series both by Author Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn).
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