After a couple of failed pilots for The CW that strayed too far from the source material, it now looks like theatrical plans are in the works for The Selection. Warner Bros. has gained the film rights to the property based on the five novel series from Kiera Cass that began in 2012 and has three books released so far. The film is getting put together with the basics now with DEnis DiNove and alison Greenspan producing with Pouya Shahbazian and they’ve commissioned Katie Lovejoy to write the adaptation. With 3.5 million copies in print so far and more books coming for the property, along with no more Hunger Games in the future, there’s plenty of opportunity to be had to mine this market a bit more.
Plot concept: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
[Source: Deadline ]