District 9 Writer Terri Tatchell Options Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy


I may not be a Twi-hard but even I know that supernatural teen romance is all the rage right now. While Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series is definitely the leader of the pack, it’s far from the only series out there. Hollywood has jumped on board enthusiastically with the trend, with werewolves, vampires and more heading to movie and TV screens.

Well now you can add another one to the bunch. According to /Film, the latest book to get the Hollywood treatment is Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy.

The writer announced on her site that the books have been optioned for a film, to be adapted by District 9 co-writer Terri Tatchell. Hocking’s novel is paranormal fantasy but isn’t (gasp!) about vampires. The author, at age 26, has already written 17 books (wow!) – the Trylle Trilogy being the most popular of all of her works.

Here is a synopsis of the first volume, Switched:

When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn’t until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed – a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy’s not sure she wants to be a part of it.

At this point, the books have only been optioned for a script, which means we’re still a ways from seeing it on the big screen. But I gotta say, just from the synopsis of the first volume, this does sound like something a little different than the standard vampire fare out there.

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  • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

    I actually have this on my Kindle, although I bought it without knowing what it was about because I had seen it on other people’s lists, oh and it was cheap. I will have to put it at the top of my list now to find out what it’s all about.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, a movie deal for a self published book? I wonder if that’s a first.

    • Michelle StJames

      It wouldn’t surprise me. Apparently she’s sold over 185,000 copies of her books (all but 2000 are e-book copies, I think) since April, 2010, which is an astonishing number. I haven’t read any of her work yet, but I think I’ll give this trilogy a try.