Variety has confirmed that Kendare Blake’s fantasy novel, “Three Dark Crowns”, will be adapted into a feature film. It was reported that 20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights and its 3 planned sequels.
The film is being developed by Shawn Levy’s 21 Lap, which is known for producing “Stranger Things” and Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Awards-nominated sci-fi film, “Arrival”. Besides that, the banner’s other projects include the “Night at the Museum” franchise, “Fist Fight,” “Why Him?”, and the upcoming “Table 19”.
Published by HarperTeen, the official synopsis of “Three Dark Crowns” is as follows:
“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 16, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.”
The 2nd book in the series, titled “One Dark Throne”, is slated for release this September.