It has been announced that Columbia Pictures has acquired the rights to author Arwen Elys Dayton’s yet to be published young adult novel ‘Seeker’ with plans to adapt the sci-fi/fantasy tale for the big screen.
The first of an intended trilogy, the book is set for release in 2015 and centres on Quin Kincaid, a young girl who’s been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered “Seeker.” Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using the ancient artefacts and sacred knowledge to become an assassin. From a remote estate in Scotland, to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong, Quin tries to escape her legacy, only to find she can’t evade it.
Mark Gordon (‘Rampart,’ ‘Source Code,’ ‘Speed,’ ‘The Details’) will produce.
“Arwen has created a cast of characters and world that transcends the Young Adult genre and offers a rich cinematic opportunity,” Hannah Minghella, president of production at Gordon’s studio, said. “The best science fiction and fantasy stories are a metaphor for a grounded universal truth and Arwen perfectly captures the emotionally complex awakening all young people have that the world is not black and white, parents are not perfect and ultimately we all have to be Seekers of our own truth.”