Warner Bros Options Naomi Novik’s YA Fantasy UPROOTED

Naomi’s Novik’s UPROOTED is coming to the big screen with the help of Ellen Degeneres.

Reknown fantasy author Naomi Novik got major buzz for her latest novel, UPROOTED, surrounding its release last month. So it’s now surprise that the novel has been optioned for film!

Warner Bros won the rights to the YA adaptation after a bidding war with Lionsgate and Fox 2000. The fantasy with roots in Polish folk lore will be produced by Ellen Degeneres and Jeff Kleeman at A Very Good Production.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

The plot centers on a young woman named Agnieszka, who lives near the border of an evil wood, with only a wizard named Dragon who seems to keep the danger at bay. The price for the man’s protection is that a woman from the village is sent to serve him for 10 years, and to everyone’s surprise, the rather plain Agnieszka is selected. Thus the adventurous journey begins.


Haven’t read the book and want to see if it’s your cup o’ tea? Read the first 50 pages here!

Novik’s popular TEMERARIE series was also optioned for film in 2006 by none other than Peter Jackson.


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