By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
So there are still fantasy novels on the market that have yet to be acquired by Warner Bros or New Line. Who knew?! Seizing the opportunity, Relativity Media has acquired the film rights to David Anthony Durham's fantasy epic, Acacia: The War With the Mein.
Relativity to Adapt Acacia
Acacia kicks off after King Akaran is assassinated and the kingdom of Acacia is overthrown by the warlike Mein tribe. Four Akaran siblings spend nine years in exile before reuniting as adults to retake their father’s kingdom.
Andrew Grant has been brought on to direct, with Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh onboard to produce.
Kavanaugh said Acacia, which was published by Doubleday in June 2007, has "great franchise potential." "The book has already generated such a huge response across the world," he added.
The book was one of Kirkus Reviews Ten Best Works of Fiction in 2007 and one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2007.
As expected, Relativity is hoping to form some sort of franchise out of this.