DreamWorks bags 'Darkfever' franchiseSource Article: DreamWorks bags 'Darkfever' franchise By JEFF SNEIDER
Previously set up at 20th Century Fox under New Regency banner
By JEFF SNEIDER
With "Harry Potter" finished, "The Twilight Saga" coming to a close and "The Hunger Games" getting steady buzz, DreamWorks is looking to launch its own fantasy franchise, as the studio has acquired feature film rights to all five books in Karen Marie Moning's bestselling "Darkfever" series.
Project was previously set up at 20th Century Fox under its New Regency banner.
Series follows MacKayla Lane, an ordinary young woman from Georgia who travels to Ireland to track down her sister's killer. While overseas, she discovers an extraordinary world filled with ancient secrets and tough-to-kill creatures. Protag, who has special abilities, is tasked with finding the Sinsar Dubh, a powerful yet elusive book that can help her save both the fantasy realm and the mortal world.
No exec has been assigned to oversee the project yet, though it is being envisioned as a potential live-action fantasy franchise.
The fifth and final installment of the adult-themed series, "Shadowfever," was released last December.
DreamWorks has a long-term deal with Disney to market and release its live-action pics.
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I am a fan of Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series. That was how I knew her. When the Fever series came out, I was disappointed with the dark fantasy turn the sries took. Plus it became more of an urban fantasy rather than a paranormal romance, which is what the Highlander series was. That was why I stopped reading the Fever series after book 2. However, with book 5 already out, it seems that Karen Marie Moning has not totally abandoned the romantic theme and it seems that Jericho has become a romantic icon. And because of that, I think I would come to like this series as opposed to my profound disappointment after book 2. However, now with a movie on the horizon, I am ambivalent whether to read the book or wait for the movie!!!