Friday, May 20, 2011

Legend Movie

Legend MovieMarty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, the producers behind the Twilight franchise, have set their sight on Legend, a sci-fi trilogy written by Marie Lu that's still to be published (the first book will hit bookstores in November). They will produce a movie adaptation for CBS Films. They're that confident that the novel will be a hit that they have already hired Director Jonathan Levine (who brought us the Wackness) to helm the project. From what I heard the story is full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance.

Check out the blurb of the novel below:

"The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history...
Born into the slums of the Republic's Lake sector, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in the wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible: Day. And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.

When their paths cross, the truth they uncover together will become legend."

There's something of the Hunger Games and Robin Hood in the premise of Legend... Well, I'm a science-fiction addict so I can but welcome a sci-fi movie set in a dystopian world even if it seems to borrow elements from other stories.

Anyway, more information about the movie Legend as soon as details emerge.