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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Gotta love Hollywood. These guys like to buy up properties before they’ve even really hit it big. Such is the case with Kingdom of Souls, a YA fantasy novel from author Rena Barron. Deadline is reporting the novel has just been picked up by Warner Bros., and is being produced by Michael B. Jordan and his Outlier Society banner.

Joining him in the producer role are Alan Mayo and Pouya Shahbvazian.  In talks to write is writer Misan Sagay, who is known for 2013’s Belle. So what, pray tell, is Kingdom of Souls about? Below is the official synopsis for Amazon.

“Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.

“There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.

“She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.”

Sounds interesting enough, though one can’t help but wonder if the author will be able to put the sequels out quickly enough should it and the film take off.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.