According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chad Hodge, the creator of the Fox TV show Wayward Pines, has been tapped to adapt the Alexandra Bracken’s YA sci-fi/fantasy series, The Darkest Minds, to screen. It will be produced by Shawn Levy and his 21 Laps company.
The Darkest Minds was optioned by Fox, which also has the rights to the upcoming The Maze Runner movie as well as lovingly weepie The Fault in Our Stars, so it’s clear that Fox understands how much potential there is in bringing YA books to screen.
Minds is set after a pandemic kills most of America’s children and teenagers. When some survivors develop various superpowers, they are deemed too dangerous for society, taken from their families and placed inside internment camps.
The first book tells of a 16-year-old with telekinetic powers who escapes her camp and joins a group of teens on the run from the government.
Minds was published December 2012 while the second book, Never Fade, was released in October 2013. Both were New York Times best-sellers. The final book, In the Afterlight, is due to hit stores October 2014.
Chad’s miniseries, Wayward Pines, is set to air on Fox sometime in 2015.
via Hollywood Reporter.