DreamWorks has taken the film rights to the upcoming literary trilogy The Fire Sermon, Deadline reports. The dystopian science fiction tale arrives from Francesca Haig and will be seeking a domestic publisher next month.
Set in a post-apocalyptic 25th century, The Fire Sermon has humanity evolved without technology and all children are born as twins. The Alpha twins represent a ruling class while the mutated Omega twins are treated as lower-class individuals and sent to live in their own villages. The catch is that when one twin dies, so does the other and the story follows a brother and sister pair, one of whom rises up to become a ruler amongst the Omegas.
Carla Hacken, whose credits include films like Walk the Line and The Devil Wears Prada, is attached to produce.