Universal Puts WICKED LOVELY Adaptation into Turnaround; Producers to Shop Project Elsewhere

     August 25, 2011


Only a few days removed from dropping McG and Michael Bay’s Ouija, Universal is continuing its end of summer cleaning. The studio has now passed on the adaptation of Melissa Marr’s book series Wicked Lovely which previously had American Psycho‘s Mary Harron attached to direct. Heat Vision reports that, unlike Ouija which was dropped for budgetary reasons, Wicked Lovely is getting the boot as a result of the studio “realizing the project doesn’t suit their needs.” In short, they no longer think the movie can make money.

The adaptation of Marr’s book series is being produced by Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Picture Show Productions which is expected to shop the project around the studio circuit. The script was penned by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands). Marr’s series focuses on a teenage girl who discovers a faery world only to become entangled in a faery love triangle (the best kind, so I’m told) between a mortal boy and a Faery king. In spite of its untimely demise at Universal, if you’d still like to know more about Wicked Lovely, you can check out a synopsis of the novel after the jump.

wicked-lovely-book-coverHere’s a synopsis for Wicked Lovely [from Amazon]:

Rule #3: Don’t stare at invisible faeries.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty—especially if they learn of her Sight—and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.

Rule #2: Don’t speak to invisible faeries.

Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.

Rule #1: Don’t ever attract their attention.

But it’s too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost—regardless of her plans or desires.

Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr’s stunning 21st century faery tale.

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