AwesomenessFilms Strikes Deal To Adapt YA-Fiction Book Series Called ‘Replica’

By 02/04/2016
AwesomenessFilms Strikes Deal To Adapt YA-Fiction Book Series Called ‘Replica’

With its teenage audience squarely in its mind, Awesomeness Films has its eyes on the world of young adult fiction, and it has just struck a deal through which it will adapt a pair of upcoming YA books. The movie production arm of digital network AwesomenessTV has announced its acquisition of the film rights to Replica, the upcoming first novel in a duology written by Lauren Oliver.

Replica, published by HarperCollins will feature the same sci-fi underpinnings used by popular YA franchises like Divergent and The Maze Runner. It will focus on a young protagonist named Lyra whose life takes a dramatic turn when she escapes from the secret research facility where she was born and raised and meets a girl named Gemma. Both the upcoming book (which will be released on October 4th) and the greater duology that contains it are titled Replica; release details about the second book in the series aren’t yet known.

By adapting Replica, Awesomeness Films and Oliver will continue a partnership that began last year. In September 2015, the studio announced its plan to create a film version of Before I Fall, a bestselling novel written by Oliver. Six weeks later, Awesomeness Films revealed five additions to the Before I Fall cast, including social media star Kian Lawley. The film is currently in post-production and is expected to arrive sometime in 2016, though its exact release date is currently unknown.

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“Lauren has the ability to create worlds that speak to the young adult audience on a personal and lasting level,” said Awesomeness Films President Matt Kaplan in a press release. “We look forward to continuing to build on our exciting relationship with HarperCollins and Lauren, which began with Before I Fall.”

Awesomeness Films’ press release did not share any casting or release details for its Replica adaptation.

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