Last February we reported that V.E. Schwab’s alternate-universe fantasy novel A Darker Shade of Magic was coming to television courtesy of Gerard Butler’s production company G-BASE. Well today we’re excited to update that information: A Darker Shade of Magic will now be a film! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Butler will produce along with Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson, and Neal Moritz. While Schwab is no longer writing the script, she will be producing as well.
Schwab shared the update on Twitter, saying:
Schwab followed A Darker Shade of Magic with two other books in the series: A Gathering of Shadows in 2016 and A Conjuring of Light, which just hit shelves on Feb. 21 this year. The trilogy could be ideal for a film franchise as the second and third installments expand on the magical world introduced in Schwab’s first book. Filmmakers are said to be already lining up for a chance to put their stamp on this fantasy.
So now we get to dream-cast a movie! Tell us all about your ideal Kell and company in the comments. Also, any picks for writer/director?