The Monstrumologist YA Series May Head to the Screen

the monstrumologistRick Yancey's young adult horror series The Monstrumologist has caught the attention of Warner Bros. Deadline reports today that the studio has snared the screen rights to the four-book series which began in 2009.

The Moral Instruments' Jessica Postigo will script the adaptation.

Below you'll find the publisher's description for the first installment. What do you think? Will The Monstrumologist find a successful life after all of those failed previously produced "supernatural thrillers based on young adult books"? We shall see.

"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 threatenning 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.


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