Christopher Kyle (K-19: Widowmaker, The Weight of Water, Alexander) is in negotiations to adapt the young adult fantasy novel from Leigh Bardugo. David Heyman (Harry Potter will produce with Jeffrey Clifford (Up in the Air).
The book is the first of a planned trilogy that takes place in a land under attack by darkness filled with creatures that eat people. A woman discovers she has the power to save teh day and is taken to be trained by the magical elite. It was published in June by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, with DreamWorks picking up the rights in September. It debuted on the New York Times best-seller list, had a third printing and being Amazon's "book of the month" for the children's and adult categories.