Warner Bros. has had success with book adaptations in the past. :cough:HarryPotter:cough: Now, hot on the tails of the release of Lionsgate’s new, massively popular book adaptation, ‘The Hunger Games’, Deadline is reporting that WB has optioned the film rights to the ‘Fourth Realm’ Trilogy- which consists of ‘The Traveller’, ‘The Dark River’, and ‘The Golden City’- from novelist John Twelve Hawks. The studio looks to start adapting the first book as soon as possible.

The books are set in the near future where the power lies with secret organizations rather than governments or the people. Looking to rebel against the ones who hold the power are a nearly extinct group of people called Travelers, who can project their spirits into other dimensions, and their allies, the Harlequins.

In a statement released by the author Twelve Hawks, he declares how happy he is that Warner Bros has decided to adapt his work. He said:

“I’m so pleased that the trilogy is at Warner Bros., a studio whose history of otherworldly storytelling is so indelible and whose vision for the Fourth Realm Trilogy is so inspiring.”

Almost as intriguing as the storyline of the books is the author himself. Apparently, he’s managed to keep such a low profile that his life and true identity is a complete mystery. He’s done very few interviews, and when he does, he uses a voice scrambler. Sounds like someone’s been taking a page from world-renowned street artist Banksy.

With the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ breaking records and the announcement of a new adaptation of ‘1984’, it looks like our future will be filled with dystopian societies. At least, in our movie theaters.