On January 25, Deadline reported that Marissa Meyer’s #1 NYT Bestselling Series, The Lunar Chronicles, was optioned as an animated film adaptation with Locksmith Animation.
Starting with Cinder, followed by Scarlet, Cress and Winter, each novel follows a sci-fi twist on a classic fairytale set in a society where tensions rise between Earth and a moon colony by the name of Luna.
“Marissa’s books successfully turn well known fairy tales into an epic, modern saga that will be engaging and relevant to today’s audiences,” stated Co-Founder and President of Production Julie Lockhart. “We could not be more thrilled about collaborating with her on bringing her vision to life through animation.”
Meyer had this to say about the news: “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with the team at Locksmith to adapt The Lunar Chronicles for the screen. Everyone has shown so much enthusiasm for these books and characters, and hearing about Locksmith’s vision for the project gives me the best kind of chills. I am as eager as readers are to see Cinder, Prince Kai, and the rest of the Rampion Crew brought to life with stunning animation, and a lot of love!”
Locksmith Animation is a London-based studio which had its debut project ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’, debut in October of 2021.
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless Lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.
She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
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