Australian film-making legend Scott Hicks (Great name!) is in final negotiations to direct “Fallen” – the latest best-selling Young Adult novel series turned Screenplay.
Translated into more than 30 languages, “Fallen” is billed as a Southern gothic supernatural romance.
The Hollywood Reporter says that ”Fallen” revolves around 17-year-old Lucinda “Luce” Price, who is sent to a reform school in Savannah, Ga., after she is accused of starting a fire that leaves a young boy dead. Soon, Luce finds herself in the middle of a love triangle – courting two young men with dark secrets of their own. On a quest to uncover secrets from her past, the shy Luce discovers the two are fallen angels, competing for her love for centuries. Luce must choose where her feelings lie, pitting heaven against hell in an epic battle over true love.
Hicks wrote and directed the Oscar-winning biopic ”Shine” (1996), and most recently directed another novel adaptation ”The Lucky One” (2012).