EXCLUSIVE: Seoul- and Los Angeles-based Certain Leisure (AppleTV+’s Dr. Mind), is teaming with YA creator Marie Lu to develop a collection adaptation of her dystopian fantasy novel, Legend.
The most effective-seller is the primary of a trilogy and was initially revealed in 2011, happening to promote over 3M copies worldwide. It’s set in a futuristic world the place what was as soon as the western United States is now residence to the Republic, a nation perpetually at warfare with its neighbors. Eighteen-year-old Day lives on the streets because the nation’s most wished prison, whereas eighteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed by the Republic’s highest army circles. The 2 youngsters cross paths when Day turns into the suspect in a high-profile homicide case.
Lu will probably be creating the collection and writing the pilot in collaboration with Lindsay Sturman (Supergirl, Nightflyers, Teen Wolf) who can even function govt producer. Certain Leisure’s Samuel Yeunju Ha and Jamie Lai are additionally exec producing.
“Lu and Sturman’s artistic imaginative and prescient, expertise, and ambition for the challenge aligns with our mission to foster and push ahead tales that includes and from numerous creators. Certain Leisure is worked up to work with the pair to appreciate the huge potential inside Legend and produce this long-awaited story to its followers and viewers all over the world,” mentioned Ha, Founder and CEO of Certain.
Added Lu, “From the second I first spoke to Lindsay and to Samuel and Jamie at Certain Leisure, I knew Legend was going to be in good arms. I’m deeply honored to be working with a crew that not solely understands the core of the Legend world, however have introduced me into the method of its adaptation. I can’t wait to indicate everybody what we’re making.”
Lu is represented by Kassie Evashevski at Nameless Content material and Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Company. Sturman is represented by Marathon Administration and UTA.