Fox/Chernin Grab The Bone Season from Serkis

Andy Serkis’ UK production company, The Imaginarium, has entered into a one-year first-look deal with 20th Century Fox, and the first project is an adaptation of  Samantha Shannon’s dystopian novel, The Bone Season. Peter Chernin Ent., which optioned The Bone Season from Imaginarium, will produce with Serkis and his partner Jonathan Cavendish.

The Bone Season begins in 2059 with 19-year-old Paige Mahoney, who works in the criminal underworld of London, employed as an envoy between secret cells: she drops in and out of people’s minds. Paige is a lucid dreamer, a clairvoyant, and in her world, the world of Scion, she commits high treason simply by breathing. Attacked, kidnapped, and transported to Oxford, a city that has been kept secret for two hundred years, she meets Warden, a Rephaite with dark honey skin and heavy-lidded yellow eyes. He is the single most beautiful and frightening thing she has ever laid eyes on — and he will become her keeper.

“The dystopian world created by Samantha in The Bone Season series offers a fantastic setting for a truly extraordinary and thrilling narrative,” said Serkis.

It also looks like a great opportunity for performance capture work, too.


Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Books, Movies, performance capture, previs, Tech, VFX, Virtual Production

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