The Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth is the latest novel from the bestselling author to get a big screen movie adaptation.
This won’t be the first time Veronica Roth has had her novels adapted for the big screen. She is also the author of the bestselling Divergent saga — a series of dystopian novels that were adapted into three films starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James. The last film in the series — Allegiant — was released on the big screen in March 2016.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Eric Feig-led media company, Picturestart, has officially picked up the rights to The Chosen Ones — the highly anticipated upcoming novel from best-selling young adult author.
Veronica Roth is once again partnering with Feig, as he was previously the head of Summit Entertainment — the studio that brought fans adaptations of Divergent, Insurgent, and Allegiant). Feig was also instrumental in acquiring the rights to Roth’s hit dystopian series back when the movie was first greenlit.
In fact, the behind-the-scenes team of The Chosen Ones will include fellow Divergent producers Pouya Shahbazian and Lucy Kitada. Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner will also serve as producers via Temple Hill, in addition to Veronica Roth herself.
The Chosen Ones marks the first foray into adult fiction for Veronica Roth, though like the Divergent series, the novel falls strictly into the genre of sci-fi.
Check out the official synopsis for Veronica Roth’s new novel below!
Fifteen years ago, five ordinary teenagers were singled out by a prophecy to take down an impossibly powerful entity wreaking havoc across North America. He was known as the Dark One, and his weapon of choice—catastrophic events known as Drains—leveled cities and claimed thousands of lives. Chosen Ones, as the teens were known, gave everything they had to defeat him.
After the Dark One fell, the world went back to normal . . . for everyone but them. After all, what do you do when you’re the most famous people on Earth, your only education was in magical destruction, and your purpose in life is now fulfilled?
Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD—and her huge attitude problem—but really, she’s hiding secrets from them . . . secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her.
On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One’s defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One’s ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold—bigger than the world itself.
And this time, fighting back might take more than Sloane has to give.
Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth will be released on Tuesday, April 7.