Before fans of Cassandra Clare are treated to The Dark Artifices, a sequel series to the bestselling The Mortal Instruments, they will get a first taste of Clare’s collaboration with fellow New York Times bestselling author Holly Black in The Iron Trial.
Constantin Film, the studio that acquired the rights to both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, quickly nabbed the rights to The Iron Trial.
Clare revealed in a chat with fans last Saturday that she and Black were working on the screenplay. And according to Deadline, both Clare and Black will executive produce.
“Holly and I are writing the screenplay for Iron Trial…”
The Iron Trial, the first in a planned five-book series to be published by Scholastic, will be released sometime in 2014.
Here is a synopsis:
Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.
Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.
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