The movie will be based on the first book of a fantasy trilogy by Erika Johansen. The story centers around 19-year-old girl princess Kelsa Glynn who needs to save her kingdom by reclaiming the throne from The Red Queen. The story is set three centuries after an environmental disaster.
The books are being published by HarperCollins, and the first will hit shelves in 2014. The publishing house described the series as ”an insightful human story whose heroine is grappling with both the daily realities of coming-of-age and the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly, all while simply trying to stay alive.”
The film is still in its very early stages. A writer and director has yet to be announced. Watson will also serve as executive producer.