Warner Bros. Acquires Film Rights for The Monstrumologist Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.24.2014
Based on the books by Rick Yancey…
Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights for the young adult horror book series The Monstrumologist. Jessica Postigo (The Mortal Instruments) is set to write the script adaptation.
The book series was created by Rick Yancey and first published in 2009. Below is an official synopsis for the series:
"These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for nearly ninety years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me."
So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphan and assistant to a doctor with a most unusual specialty: monster hunting. In the short time he has lived with the doctor, Will has grown accustomed to his late night callers and dangerous business. But when one visitor comes with the body of a young girl and the monster that was eating her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagus–a headless monster that feeds through a mouth in its chest–and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatening to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.
The Monstrumologist is the first stunning gothic adventure in a series that combines the spirit of HP Lovecraft with the storytelling ability of Rick Riorden.