Universal Pictures hires 10 Cloverfield Lane writers Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken to adapt Neal Shusterman’s YA novel SCYTHE.
For those waiting for movie news on Neal Shusterman‘s Unwind, we’ll have to wait longer as there isn’t anything on that. However, it was just announced that Shusterman’s latest book series already has writers adapting Scythe for film. And Universal has hired 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s scribes Josh Campbell and Matt Stuecken, with Dylan Clark and Trevor Engelson producing and Neal himself involved as executive producer.
Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
The novel Scythe was released in November 2016, and book two, Thunderhead, is expected to be published November 2017.
Shusterman is also in the process of adapting Challenger Deep for Fox and Chernin Entertainment.