New Regency Takes on Patterson’s Daniel X


New Regency has scooped up best-selling author James Patterson’s upcoming young-adult novel “The Dangerous Days of Daniel X,” reports Variety.

“Daniel X,” which is set to hit stores in July, will be the first book in a series for which Regency also acquired the rights. A graphic novel will follow in the fourth quarter.

Described as an action adventure, “Daniel X” chronicles the adventures of a conflicted yet extraordinary teen who yearns to discover secrets about himself and his family as he battles alien outlaws who threaten life on Earth.

Patterson, Steve Bowen and Leopoldo Gout are attached as executive producers.

Patterson, who is best known for his Hollywood-adapted adult thrillers “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls,” is also a best-selling author of young-adult fiction. His “Maximum Ride” debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times children’s series best-seller list and remained at the top for 33 weeks.