Adaptation of the young adult series in the works.

It has been announced that Universal Pictures and producer Joe Roth (‘Oz: The Great and Powerful,’ ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’) are teaming up for a film adaptation of National Book Award Finalist Laini Taylor’s young-adult fantasy novel ‘Daughter Of Smoke & Bone.’

Published in September 2011, the novel is officially described as follows:

“Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that colour. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out. When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-coloured eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?”

Commenting on the announcement, Roth said, “In ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone,’ Laini Taylor masterfully tells a story of identity and destiny that welcomes readers into a fantastical world with a unique mythology. It is very different than anything we’ve seen before and I look forward to bringing the fascinating characters to the big screen.”