Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Palomar Pictures has acquired screen rights to Blood Of Eden, a book series by young adult author Julie Kagawa. The series begins with The Immortal Rules, which Harlequin Teen published this week.

The Immortal Rules is set in the future world where humanity has been decimated by a deadly virus and exists primarily as a food source and slave class to vampires that run things. The first book revolves around a young girl who is turned into a vampire and has to choose between her dreams of overrunning the vampire overlords, or embracing the idea that she is now one of them.

“It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine,” said Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson. “It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation. Julie’s ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer.”