The movie rights for the recently released novel THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid were already bought by Sony Pictures.
The Diabolic is a YA/Adult Science Fiction novel written by Insignia series author S.J. Kincaid and Sony were apparently ready to turn this story into a movie even before the book was released November 1st. Only in its first week out, and the book already took the “Best Book for November” on Amazon in both Teen Science Fiction and Adult Science Fiction categories.
Because of that, it’s likely to be anticipated by both fans of YA as well as science fiction, regardless of age.
Matt Tolmach will produce, with David Manpearl as executive produce. Brad Zimmerman will help develop the film with Tolmach through Tolmach Productions.
Tolmach is currently working on the remake of Jumanji starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan, as well as Rock That Body with Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoe Kravitz, Demi Moore, and Ty Burrell.
A Diabolic is ruthless. A Diabolic is powerful. A Diabolic has a single task: Kill in order to protect the person you’ve been created for.
Nemesis is a Diabolic, a humanoid teenager created to protect a galactic senator’s daughter, Sidonia. The two have grown up side by side, but are in no way sisters. Nemesis is expected to give her life for Sidonia, and she would do so gladly. She would also take as many lives as necessary to keep Sidonia safe.
When the power-mad Emperor learns Sidonia’s father is participating in a rebellion, he summons Sidonia to the Galactic court. She is to serve as a hostage. Now, there is only one way for Nemesis to protect Sidonia. She must become her. Nemesis travels to the court disguised as Sidonia—a killing machine masquerading in a world of corrupt politicians and two-faced senators’ children. It’s a nest of vipers with threats on every side, but Nemesis must keep her true abilities a secret or risk everything.
As the Empire begins to fracture and rebellion looms closer, Nemesis learns there is something more to her than just deadly force. She finds a humanity truer than what she encounters from most humans. Amidst all the danger, action, and intrigue, her humanity just might be the thing that saves her life—and the empire.