Universal Pictures tapped Meera Menon (Ms. Marvel) to make his film adaptation of the fantastic A deadly education — the first title of the bestseller Scholomance Trilogy by Naomi Novik.
Published by Del Rey in September 2020, A deadly education introduces readers to Galadriel “El” Higgins, a witch who studies at the school of dark magic known as Scholomance, who seeks to survive in the fabled institution until graduation, while mastering her capacities.
Emily Carmichel (Jurassic World Dominion) and Shantha Susman are adapting the screenplay. Carly Kleinbart brought the project to Universal and oversees development on behalf of Todd Lieberman (Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers, Wonder) and David Hoberman (The fighter, Wonder), which will produce. Senior Vice President of Production Jeyun Munford and Director of Development Christine Sun are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio.
Novik and her Scholomance Trilogy have been on the rise since A deadly educationdebuted as an instant New York Times bestseller. The second book in the series, The last graduate, recently won the Lodestar Hugo Award and was another New York Times bestseller. Last volume of the trilogy, The golden enclaves, was recently published and is also a New York Times bestseller. Other works by the author include the Nebula Award-winning Uprootedthe novel spin the money and the nine-volume series, Reckless.
Menon was the director of the critically acclaimed Wall Street financial thriller Equitystarring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Alysia Reiner and more, released by Sony Pictures Classics in 2016. In the years since, the filmmaker has directed over 30 episodes of such notable series as Apple TV+. For all mankindCMA The Walking DeadHBO Westworldand more recently the hit Marvel series from Disney+, Ms. Marvelamong others.
Menon is replaced by WME and Yorn, Levine, Barnes; Carmichael by Curate, Verve and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis; and Novik by Cynthia Manson Literary Agency, APA and Weintraub Tobin Chediak.
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