We love it when books we enjoy are optioned, okay? Even if that still means the finished product is a long ways away. So allow us to celebrate the news that London-based Locksmith Animation has optioned Marissa Meyer’s best-selling The Lunar Chronicles series of novels.
The series, which reimagines classic fairy tale heroines, includes four books: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter.
Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles is a New York Times–bestselling series of young adult novels that reimagine classic fairytales in a futuristic world where humans, androids, and cyborgs coexist. In the first book, a teenage cyborg named Cinder deals with her wicked step-mother, finds love, and discovers secrets about herself. As the series continues, Cinder forges an alliance with Scarlet, a spaceship pilot; Cress, an imprisoned computer hacker; and Winter, a Lunar princess. Along with a diverse crew that includes a soldier, a criminal, and a royal guard, they must work together to rise up against the evil Queen Levana to save the country and possibly even the world.
“We are huge Marissa Meyer fans and cannot wait to bring Cinder, Scarlett, Cress and Winter to a worldwide audience through the talents of our extraordinary team,” said Locksmith Animation CEO Natalie Fischer. “This unforgettable series has garnered huge praise and popularity and we are determined to give this material the treatment it deserves.”
“I am absolutely thrilled to be working with the team at Locksmith to adapt The Lunar Chronicles for the screen,” said Meyer. “Everyone has shown so much enthusiasm for these books and characters, and hearing about Locksmith’s vision for the project gives me the best kind of chills. I am as eager as readers are to see Cinder, Prince Kai, and the rest of the Rampion Crew brought to life with stunning animation, and a lot of love!”
Bring it on! We cannot wait.