Brad Pritt Set to Produce the Next Sci-Fi YA Novel “Illuminae”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt teams up with Warner Bros to produce the next YA Sci-Fi adaptation, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Pitt is set to produce the YA Sci-Fi novel with his Plan B partners, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

Illuminae recently hit the shelves on October 20th that produces thousands of rave reviews for the unique take on the genre and landing New York Time’s Young Adult Hardcover Best Seller’s list.

Kaufman is the acclaimed co-author behind her series, Starbound Trilogy which is currently in development with MGM Television. Kristoff is the author of the bestselling fantasy series, Lotus War.

Plan B started to become intrigue during the early stages of the story’s manuscript.

Goodreads synopsis:

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Illuminae is currently searching for writers to adapt the novel.




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