Warner Bros. Picks Up Film Rights to Chris Weitz’s The Young World

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Warner Bros. Pictures has bought the film rights to Chris Weitz’s young adult novel “The Young World,” says The Hollywood Reporter. Weitz (Twilight: New Moon, The Golden Compass, About a Boy) will produce, direct and adapt his book for the big screen. The book, which is the first of a trilogy, is described as follows:

The Young World is the gripping first installment of a trilogy set in the not-so-distant future in a post-apocalyptic New York City following the catastrophic destruction of the world as we know it. An unknown trauma has left every child and adult on earth dead, but, for unknown reasons, teenagers are spared. Anyone between the onset of puberty and the age of twenty-one are in a world with no authority figures. And while that world would normally be a teenager’s fantasy, this world has no heat, running water, television, videogames, phones, or Internet. Teenagers are the heirs to a world brought back to the Stone Age, and now they must learn to master it in order to survive.

Depth of Field will produce, along with Andrew Miano.

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