Published on September 5th, 2011 | by Casey Gans0
David Haymen to Bring Spell-Casting Book to the Big Screen
Not yet released in bookstores, Erin Morgensternâ€™s upcoming debut novel The Night Circus has already attracted the attention of David Heyman. Following his keen eye for magical fantasy stories, Heyman – the producer of eight Harry Potter movies that enchanted the world – has his eyes set on this soon to be released novel. Heyman, having brought the world of Harry Potter to life for the seriesâ€™ adoring fans, will turn this miraculous world beneath the big top to life.
The Night Circus is a dark and magical tale about two young magicians forced into a rivalry by their fathers. Brought together to duel until the death, Celia and Marco fall hopelessly in love. Their young love will interfere with the fates of the circus performers and patrons of Le Cirque de Reves. True love or not, the show must go on but who will be left standing when dawn approaches?
Already dazzling book critics, this book-turned-movie will be a mix of Twilight-esque romance, fantasy, and a Hunger Games-like battle that will surely mesmerize audiences of all ages. The mystical world of Le Cirque de Reves will leave readers wishing they could be apart of the captivating circus world Morgenstern has created.
Heyman is in talks with Summit Entertainment, the powerhouse behind Stephanie Meyerâ€™s Twilight Saga, to produce The Night Circus. The rights to this much-anticipated September release were purchased by Summit Entertainment in January of 2011 and immediately caught Heymanâ€™s attention. Wanting to recreate the imaginative world of Morgensternâ€™s Le Cirque de Reves, Heyman purchase the rights to this widely anticipated novel and jumped into talks to produce the movie before the book has even hit the shelves.
With Heymanâ€™s interest in Morgensternâ€™s magical world, this highly regarded first novel will make quite a production of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and mystical dueling underneath the big top. Heyman will be sure to turn this fictional circus spectacle to life on the big screen by 2014.