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“Twilight” scribe drawn to “Earthseed”

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Now that the “Twilight” franchise is drawing to a close with the release of back-to-back “Breaking Dawn” features, the creative players are starting to look for their next projects.

For screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who penned all five “Twilight” films, it looks like she’ll be adapting Pamela Sargent’s sci-fi novel “Earthseed” for Paramount Pictures. The studio just announced that it has optioned the novel, and has tasked Rosenberg to turn it into a feature film.

From the release:

Set in the future, Earthseed … was the first book in the young adult trilogy that also included Farseed, published in 2007, and Seed Seeker, published in 2010.

The plot centers around a group of teenagers who have been born without traditional parents from the genetic bank of a spaceship. Earthseed is a Tor Book, Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

“Ever since I was a kid, it’s been a goal of mine to see Earthseed get to the screen in an awesome way,” said Paramount Pictures Film Group president Adam Goodman. “To have Melissa Rosenberg and her Tall Girls company writing and producing this material is truly a dream. There is no better voice for this material, in fact I just want to see the movie now!”

“Earthseed is an incredibly compelling world and I’m excited to dive into it,” Rosenberg said. “The film’s premise easily lends itself to an exciting franchise with plenty of room for invention and humor. I’m drawn to complex female characters in compelling high concept stories, and this is the perfect first movie for me to produce under my Tall Girls Productions banner.”

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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