In the long, long list of book-to-screen adaptations that have been announced in the last couple of years, there have been a lot of false starts. I guess, as I understand things, even though often times the rights to a particular product are bought, there is no guarantee that the movie or TV version will ever see the light of day (I am STILL looking for info on Sherrilyn Kenyon‘s Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter adaptations). It seems that that is not the case for Kresley Cole‘s Arcana Chronicles.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Kresley announced that the rights had been optioned, but details were a bit sketchy. A little more info has come to light in an article in Deadline Hollywood…
“In a competitive situation, Warner Bros. TV has acquired the rights to Kresley Cole’s popular series of young adult novels The Arcana Chronicles for Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot’s studio based Offspring Entertainment. Writer Seamus Kevin Fahey (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) has been brought in to pen an adaptation of the first book in the series, Poison Princess.”
To be honest, I didn’t see this one going the tv route…I would’ve figured it would hit the big screen. I have to say, personally I think this one could be really interesting. But then again, up until last week, I was thinking the same about Cassandra Clare‘s Shadowhunters. I have seen a lot of people online complaining about changes to the plot and characters of Shadowhunters, but mostly that doesn’t bother me. I don’t expect a totally faithful adaptation, and in fact I look forward to seeing how then have mixed things up. What has thrown me a bit is the rather, uh, cheesy-looking trailers that have been coming out. I am not abandoning ship, but my excitement level did take a bit of a hit.
So, are you looking forward to The Arcana Chronicles TV show? How does your dream cast shape up?