Warner Bros. Picks Up Movie Rights for Rick Yancey’s THE MONSTRUMOLOGIST Series

Good news for Rick Yancey fans out there!  Not only is Rick’s most recent novel, The 5th Wave, being adapted into a movie, but now Warner Bros. has just bought the movie rights for his The Monstrumologist series.  The first book, The Monstrumologist, was published in 2009.

The young-adult horror story centers on Dr. Pellinore Warthrop and his assistant Will Henry. Will is an orphan under the care of Dr. Warthrop, who studies dangerous creatures and monsters. The story is set in 1888, launching with a nightmarish specimen carted to the monstrumologist’s home — an anthropuphagi, a vicious man-eating creature without a head.

“The Monstrumologist” launched in 2009 followed by “The Curse of the Wendigo” (2010), “The Isle of Blood” (2011) and “The Final Descent” (2013).

Gotham Group has four upcoming films, including dark comedy “Life of Crime,” starring Jennifer Aniston, from Lionsgate; sci-fier “The Maze Runner” at Fox; “No Good Deed” at Screen Gems; and “Camp XRay” from IFC.

Jessica Postigo, who wrote the screenplay for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, has been hired to adapt the script.  No word yet on who will be directing.

via Variety.