Andrew Klavan's action-packed book series, The Homelanders, is the next collection of novels to hit the big screen. Summit Entertainment, the studio that brought you the Twilight movies, has optioned the young adult series for film. Considering Summit's golden track record, could The Homelanders be as explosive as Twilight?
The Homelanders series is centered around Charlie West, a teenager who suddenly finds himself the target of terrorists and the police (watch a video promo for the books here).
Charlie goes to bed one night and the next morning he is being interrogated for murder, but the high schooler has no recollection of what he's being accused of. The only thing he does know is that he's got to stay alive while he figures out the answers.
While we haven't yet read the books in the series -- The Last Thing I Remember; The Long Way Home; and The Truth of the Matter -- we know that Summit understands how to market a winning franchise. It will, however, help if they cast Charlie with the perfect actor.
Our choice would be Lucas Till, especially following the release of his forthcoming action film Battle: Los Angeles. He would be awesome in this role.
Taylor Lautner would be good too, but his schedule is packed. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has signed on to produce the films. He was the man behind Transformers, so he knows a thing or two about action flicks. But is Charlie West engaging enough to hold our attention? We think it's quite possible.
"I'm really excited about this," author Andrew Klavan said. "These are top-notch filmmakers who can make movies as action-packed as the books are."
We can't wait to see how The Homelanders films turn out. Have you read the books? What do you think about the story coming to life in theaters, and who do you want to see cast as the main character?%Poll-43416%