Kimberly Peirce to direct 'Wicked Lovely' for Universal Pictures

Forget vampires, how about faeries? And, no, I’m not talking about True Blood. Universal Pictures announced today that it’s hired Kimberly Peirce, the director behind Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss, to direct Wicked Lovely, the adaptation of the first book in the best-selling young adult fantasy series by Melissa Marr. Universal Pictures is producing the film with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions.

The film centers on a teenage girl, Aislinn, who has seen dangerous faeries her entire life and must go against everything she was taught to confront a world she was raised to fear. Caroline Thompson (Corpse Bride) is adapting the novel for the big screen. The book debuted in 2007 and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for ll weeks. Marr followed it up with the companion novels Ink Exchange in 2008 and Fragile Eternity in 2009. The fourth book in the series Radiant Shadows will debut this year.

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  • Alegna

    I really like this book series. I just hope they don’t screw it up. I’m optimistic with Kimberly Peirce at the helm. We shall see.

  • shannon

    Radiant Shadows was released last April, actually!

    • meg

      i agree with shannon…

  • Will

    Hmmm … an acclaimed female director brought on to adapt the first novel in a beloved young adult fantasy series. How could this go wrong?

    • dm

      I think it’s only fair to give Kimberly Pierce the benefit of the doubt. She’s proving herself to be a capable director.

    • dm

      I think it’s only fair to give Kimberly Pierce the benefit of the doubt. She’s proven herself to be a capable director.

  • tamuchi

    Coincident or what? Just posted the other day that this should be the next YA novel movie adaptation. This could be the next craze!

  • Cindy

    Just started the book and it seems it would make a good movie… fingers crossed! What about shapeshifters, vampires for a new trend like with Ilona Andrews Magic Bites series!

    • Cindy

      more shapeshifters besides just werewolves and more paranormal characters….

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