The movie rights to 26-year old Amanda Hocking’s self-published Trylle Trilogy books including ‘Switched,’ ‘Torn’ and ‘Ascend’ have been purchased by Media Rights Capital for an undisclosed sum, according to the New York Times.
Terri Tatchell, wife of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp and a co-writer on the Peter Jackson-produced sci-fi hit, snatched up the Trylle Trilogy book rights after striking up an email relationship with the young author shortly after ‘Switched’ was released. Tatchell is currently working on a screenplay for the first of what will become two films based on the three Trylle books. A distributor has yet to be locked in.
Hocking shot to stardom in under a year after self-publishing the young adult vampire series My Blood Approves in e-book format for the cost of only $0.99 per book. Since last spring she has released a total of three trilogies with combined sales surpassing 1 million copies. Within the past week, Hocking signed a deal with St. Martin’s Press to publish her ‘Watersong’ book series beginning in fall, 2012 for a reported $2 million.
The Trylle Trilogy, which my wife informs me will be tough to stretch into two films given each book’s relatively short length, is about a young girl who comes to suspect that she may not be entirely human. Through investigation with the help of a boy, she discovers a world of trolls called Trylle and unravels the mystery of who she really is.
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