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23 October 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: Variety

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DreamWorks have picked up the rights to teen novel series Wicked. Not to be confused with the Oz-riffing musical of the same name, Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie's five-book series tells the tale of Holly Cathers, a teenager who discovers that she's the descendant of a coven of witches.

Writers Aaron and Matthew Benay are attached to adapt the bestselling books - Witch, Curse, Legacy, Spellbound, and Resurrection - once they've finished on 1906, their 'quake collaboration with Pixar-ite Brad Bird.

With the money-making machine that is Twilight in mind, we'd be surprised if their brief didn't major on Wicked's romantic subplot, in which Holly falls for a boy from a rival coven.

The Gotham Group, the production house behind The Spiderwick Chronicles, will be putting the potion in motion. 


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I'd really hoped that this was an adaptation of the musical... oh, well... Even better would be a HBO mini-series based on the book the musical was based on, keeping all of the adult themes in place. That would be amazing! More

Posted by dctuck at 08:26 on 26 October 2009 | Report This Post

This shit used to be scary
WTF happened to horror? More

Posted by danbo1138 at 09:31 on 24 October 2009 | Report This Post

We have a winner!
In the fight for the new craze after pirates and vampires is DING DING DING DING DING....WITCHES!!! (my bets on werewolves for 2015) More

Posted by erebus2218 at 15:03 on 23 October 2009 | Report This Post

We have a winner!
In the fight for the new craze after pirates and vampires is DING DING DING DING DING....WITCHES!!! (my bets on werewolves for 2015) More

Posted by erebus2218 at 15:00 on 23 October 2009 | Report This Post

We have a winner!
In the fight for the new craze after pirates and vampires is DING DING DING DING DING....WITCHES!!! (my bets on werewolves for 2015) More

Posted by erebus2218 at 14:55 on 23 October 2009 | Report This Post

Teens love that shit apparently, hence why studios make them to make loadsa money. More

Posted by Leeorami 2.0 at 12:55 on 23 October 2009 | Report This Post

Andy, u ain't wright, cos ur wrong - vampires and, like, romance, r like soooooo todally romantic!!! More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 11:31 on 23 October 2009 | Report This Post

zzzzzzzzzzzz...
Why has every film got to be about vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches etc... dull, dull, dull... More

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