While her last effort, THE MOTH DIARIES, still awaits release, director Mary Harron (AMERICAN PSYCHO) is now in negotiations to helm WICKED LOVELY. The teen fantasy is based on the first novel in Melissa Marr's book series of the same name.
The story centers on a teenage girl who can see the hidden faery world but confronts danger when not only do the faeries discover her ability, but also when one king decides she must be his bride. Sounds a bit too TWILIGHT-ish for my tastes, but we'll see how it turns out.
The book was adapted into a screenplay by Caroline Thompson (THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS). The film is being produced by Vince Vaughn's Wild West Picture Show Productions for Universal. Vaughn is producing with Valeri Vaughn and Peter Billingsley.
Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries. Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. Aislinn fears their cruelty - especially if they learn of her Sight - and wishes she were as blind to their presence as other teens.
Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries. Now faeries are stalking her. One of them, Keenan, who is equal parts terrifying and alluring, is trying to talk to her, asking questions Aislinn is afraid to answer.
Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention. But it's too late. Keenan is the Summer King who has sought his queen for nine centuries. Without her, summer itself will perish. He is determined that Aislinn will become the Summer Queen at any cost - regardless of her plans or desires.
Suddenly none of the rules that have kept Aislinn safe are working anymore, and everything is on the line: her freedom; her best friend, Seth; her life; everything. Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.
AMERICAN PSYCHO's Reese Witherspoon