Emma Watson Top Choice for INCARCERON Starring Taylor Lautner

     February 9, 2011

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1000 teenage heads just exploded. Apparently Harry Potter star/college student Emma Watson is the top contender to take on the role of Claudia in Fox 2000’s adaptation of Catherine Fisher’s teen fantasy/sci-fi novel Incarceron. In December, Taylor Lautner was tapped to take on the lead role of seventeen-year-old Finn in the film, who is imprisoned in Incarceron, “a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness.”

No director is currently attached, but Just Jared reports that John Palermo (X-Men: The Last Stand, Wolverine) is producing. If Watson signs on, Fox will surely want to get this project going as soon as possible. Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (Accepted, the upcoming Tower Heist) will pen the screenplay. Watson has Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 coming out this summer, and My Week With Marilyn hitting theaters sometime this year. Hit the jump to read the synopsis for the Incarceron.

incarceron_book_coverHere’s the synopsis for Catherine Fisher’s Incarceron:

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells, but also metal forests, dilapidated cities, and vast wilderness. Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. Very few prisoners believe that there is an Outside, however, which makes escape seems impossible.

And then Finn finds a crystal key that allows him to communicate with a girl named Claudia. She claims to live Outside- she is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, and doomed to an arranged marriage. Finn is determined to escape the prison, and Claudia believes she can help him. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost more than they know. [Amazon]

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