Chris Weitz to Direct Film Adaptation of His Own Novel
Warner Bros. just got the film rights to The Young World, a novel to be published in 2014 by Chris Weitz. But here's where it gets really interesting: Weitz, a director-turned-novelist, is also going to direct the film adaptation of his own book.
Weitz, who directed the film adaptations of Phillip Pullman's The Golden Compass and Stephenie Meyer's New Moon, centered his first novel around a future Earth where everyone between the ages of 12 and 21 has died in a freak event. The Young World is set to be part of a trilogy.
Weitz is directing, producing and adapting his first novel for the screen. The Young World follows the denizens of New York as they try to put society back together without anyone over drinking age to help them.
No date has been set yet for release of The Young World film adaptation, and the book is expected to be published in 2014. Weitz is a self-proclaimed fan of Twilight, so...we'll see how this book and movie combination works out.