The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding: could this be the next Harry Potter-sized film happening?

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the actors of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Lionel Wigram, manufacturer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the brain behind Warner Bros’ acquisition of the Harry Potter series, has snapped up the films rights to young adult novel The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding.

The novel, from New York Times’ bestselling creator Alexandra Bracken, is the first in a fresh series by the author, but not the to begin her books to be adapted for the silver screen

But, given Wigram’s track record with having the Harry Potter literature to the silver screen, it would seem that his desire for Bracken’s novel could indicate the series is defined to skyrocket. Matching to CNBC, JK Rowling sold the privileges to the first four books in the Potter series for ?1 million, the merged worldwide gross of the films finished up totalling over $3.5 billion.

Just what exactly do we know up to now about the book series likely to become the newest YA phenomenon?

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken 

The novel, credited for UK release in October, is based on a 13-year-old boy called Prosper Redding who is from a powerful family dating back again to the United Expresses’ forefathers. However, their electric power and prosperity is the consequence of a dangerous trade by an ancestor hundreds of years back with a demon known as Alastor, whom said relative then went on to betray and entrap.

More than 100 years later, the demon, hellbent on revenge, escapes and possesses young Redding.

With only times to clear himself of the demon before he is eternally cursed, Redding depends on the assistance of his Uncle and his cousin, who (in Harry Potter-esque fashion) also happens to have witchcraft skills.

As with the great Beasts and Where to Find Them series, the Prosper Redding movies are set in America, in what has been referred to as a classic Salem, Massachusetts type establishing to abet the demonic witchery of the tale.

When there is whatever classically does well for Young Adult fiction it’s supernatural forces, as the success of the Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Twilight series confirms. But, a recently available shift into the dystopian, with all the Hunger Games, Divergent along with the Maze Runner franchises, could claim that tastes among young visitors are changing.

Love, Simon, the adaption of Becky Albertalli's novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, was a box-office hit

Socially conscious books like the Black Lives Subject encouraged The Hate U Give and books dealing with heading from the heterosexual norm, such as Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Plan and Leah on the Off Combat, also have become greatly popular on both edges of the Atlantic and also have forthcoming feature film adaptions.

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