Rick Yancey's four-book The Monstrumologist is heading to the big screen from Warner Bros. Pictures, Variety reports. The studio has set The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones scribe Jessica Postigo to adapt the first part in what could potentially become a big-screen franchise.
Published in 2009, The Monstrumologist is officially described as follows:
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 feeding on her, Will's world is about to change forever. The doctor has discovered a baby Anthropophagi--a headless monster that feeds through the mouthfuls of teeth in its chest--and it signals a growing number of Anthropophagi. Now, Will and the doctor must face the horror threatenning to overtake and consume our world before it is too late.
The Monstrumologist was followed in print by The Curse of Wendigo, The Isle of Blood and, published just last year, The Final Descent. You can check out a trailer for the book series in the player below.