Sometimes I wish I was a kid again. I grew up in a cinematic climate that was decidedly lacking in fantasy film franchises. Sure, we had a few great singular films to fall back on from time to time, but Hollywood wasn't throwing money hand over fist at every popular young-adult literary franchise that came along in the hopes of finding the next big thing. Us adults might not be fans of all the Percy Jacksons that come our way, but kids who love the multiplex should be in heaven these days.

In particular, kids (and kids at heart willing to forgive the lately lackluster films of this ilk) who love the Incarceron series of books should be on an even higher cloud with news that Fox 2000 has triumphed in a bidding war for Catherine Fisher's fantasy series about a dystopian prison future ruled by computers. I haven't read the series myself, but it certainly sounds interesting enough. From Variety:

""Incarceron" tells the story of a young boy who lives in a prison that is a complete society; outside the prison, the world is stuck in the 17th century and run by computers. The boy comes into contact with the warden's daughter, who lives in her own sort of jail, and they find a key that can change everything."

No talents have been attached yet, but Variety tells us that Fox 2000 and Seed Productions (co-owned by Hugh Jackman) have made development a new priority. There are currently only two books in the series, with the second entry a year away from US publication, but by the time Incarceron starts to roll, Fisher should have more installments on shelves. In the mean time, hop below to check out a book trailer for Incarceron and if you've read either it or its sequel, Sapphique, do tell if you think it'll make a fine film.
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