Move over, Twilight. We hear that Mandalay Pictures has just picked up the movie rights to Sophie Jordan's Firelight, which means we could be seeing a big screen version of the young adult novel sooner rather than later.
But are dragons the new vampires? Firelight has only been in bookstores since September 7, so Mandalay is pretty much saying they have faith that the story of Jacinda and her twin sister Tamra will become a huge hit, and is intriguing enough to warrant a full fledged motion picture.
If the book turns out to be the next big thing, who should be cast in the main roles? If Mandalay decides to go with unknown actors, they could attain international fame status as quickly as Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner did.
However, casting someone who already has a bit of star power might create an instant draw for moviegoers, too. Have you read Firelight? Would you want to see it as a movie? Who would you want to see play Jacinda, Tamra and Will?
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