ANCIENT DARKNESS FALLS AT FOX 2000
The film rights to Michelle Paver's children's fantasy book series CHRONCLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS have been optioned by Fox 2000, with Scott Free Productions in charge of developing the new movie property. Director Ridley Scott (GLADIATOR
Paver has written six books in the CHRONCLES OF ANCIENT DARKNESS series which is set 6,000 years ago in Earth's past. The series follows a 12-year-old boy named Torak and his wolf companion battle against evil forces for the fate of the planet. The series is published by HarperCollins in North America.
While development work is only taking place on turning the first volume, WOLF BROTHER, into a film, if the film is a hit undoubtedly more will follow. Paver gets paid a quarter of a million dollars for selling the film rights to WOLF BROTHER and she'll top it off at one million if the movie is ever given a greenlight. Variety states that the author could stand to make almost $4 million dollars if all six films are produced.
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