Christopher Kyle to Write Shadow and Bone Movie

According to a Hollywood Reporter exclusive, Christopher Kyle (Alexander, The Weight of Water) will write the DreamWorks adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s young adult novel Shadow and Bone. The movie is being produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter) and Jeffrey Clifford (Up in the Air, No Strings Attached).

Here’s the description of the novel from Bardugo’s site:

“Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near-impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one unlikely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life– a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha… and the secrets of her heart.”

Any Shadow and Bone fans out there? Are you excited about the movie?