Joe Roth to Produce DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE for Universal

Joe Roth to Produce DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE for Universal

Universal Pictures has tapped Joe Roth (SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN) to produce their upcoming film adaptation of the hit young-adult novel DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE, the studio announced today.

"In Daughter Of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor masterfully tells a story of identity and destiny that welcomes readers into a fantastical world with a unique mythology," Roth said in a statement. "It is very different than anything we've seen before and I look forward to bringing the fascinating characters to the big screen."

SMOKE & BONE, written by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, is described by the publisher as:

"Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?"

"I am a huge fan of his big, gorgeous fantasy epics with powerful female characters," author Taylor said. "I can't wait to see how he'll bring my world to life on film. He's the dream producer for this property, and I couldn't be happier."

No cast is yet attached to the project - though the studio seems to be fast-tracking it by recruiting Roth. BWW Movies World will keep you updated as the adaptation of SMOKE & BONE develops.