Gennifer Hutchison to adapt ‘The Red Queen’ for Universal Pictures

By Chelsea Lewis ,

With The Hunger Games: Catching Fire breaking records at the box office and selling millions of copies of books around the world, it is no surprise that other novels and movie studios want in on the action. Universal Pictures has already optioned the upcoming teen novel The Red Queen, written by Victoria Aveyard, to be made into a film.

Deadline reported that the book has been sold into 16 languages and the book is still about a year away from being released. This is the first book in a planned trilogy.

The Red Queen tells the story of a 17-year-old who must save her family in a world divided by the color of blood. HarperCollins will publish the novel in the winter of 2015 and is hoping to have similar success to that of The Hunger Games.

Writer Gennifer Hutchison has been hired to adapt The Red Queen for Universal Pictures. Hutchison is known for her work on AMC’s popular show Breaking Bad. She is the former assistant of Breaking Bad's creator Vince Gilligan.

Hutchison was just nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for “Confessions,” an episode of the AMC series, Variety added.

Benderspink, who is known for producing The Hangover, will be producing the film version of the novel. Pouya Shahbazian of New Leaf Literary and Media will also be producing.

No release date for the film has been announced by Universal.


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