Three Dark Crowns: 20th Century Fox Plans Fantasy Adaptation


Get ready for a Three Dark Crowns movie!

20th Century Fox is developing a Three Dark Crowns movie

A feature film based on author Kendare Blake‘s Three Dark Crowns is in the works, reports Variety. According to the trade, 20th Century Fox has picked up the feature film rights to the 2016 novel as well as its three planned sequels. The property is being developed through Shawn Levy‘s 21 Laps. The banner is currently best known for producing the hit Netflix series Stranger Things as well as Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival. The sci-fi hit is currently nominated for eight Academy Awards.

Published last September by HarperTeen, Three Dark Crowns is officially described as follows:

Three dark queens
are born in a glen,
sweet little triplets
will never be friends

Three dark sisters
all fair to be seen,
two to devour
and one to be Queen

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

The second book in the series, One Dark Throne, will be released this September.

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