The Vampire Diaries is The CW’s number one series. Taken from a hit series of books, Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson successfully took the material that found a fanbase in stores everywhere, and put their own twist to appeal not just to the romantic fangirls, but the blood-thirsty and violence-loving males out there as well. Now, seeing how well the adaptation process worked the first time around, Plec is headed to the big screen to pen her first ever feature film.
THR reports that Paramount Pictures has tapped Plec to adapt the young-adult novel The Tiger’s Curse, from author Colleen Houck. While Plec has produced two of the Scream films, the only time she’s written has been for her series Kyle XY and The Vampire Diaries.
“The book tells of a 17-year-old girl who takes a temp job caring for a white tiger at the local circus. She sets off on an epic adventure when she discovers the tiger is a cursed Indian prince who turns into a man for only 24 minutes per day. Their quest to end the curse leads them through exotic locales in India and brushes with Hindu gods and goddesses.”
The novel was published last January, and became a New York Times best-seller. Paramount picked up the rights in December, and it’s unclear just when they’re aiming for a possible release. The signing now gives Plec three months to write the script, as filming for the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries will commence in Atlanta this July.
It should be noted that while the series has not officially been picked up for another season by The CW just yet, plans have already been made for the story of the upcoming slate of new episodes, and there is no doubt that the hit series will be granted the fourth year.