Disney Adaptation of 'Fallen' Making Angels the New Vampires
by Ethan Anderton
December 10, 2009
If Twilight has proven anything, it's that there's apparently nothing more appealing to the female majority than a vampire and werewolf fighting for the heart of a human girl. So naturally, wouldn't these swooning ladies also love to see another girl at the center of a centuries-long battle for affection between two angels? Disney seems to think so as THR reports that the Mouse House has picked up the rights to the recently released young adult novel titled Fallen, the first in a four-part series about an alienated girl torn between two charismatic young men, unaware that they are fallen angels who have battled over her for centuries.
While the story itself doesn't sound all that awful, the problem is that, as THR points out, "angels have been identified as the next trend in young-adult fiction with vampire and werewolf tales having inundated the market." That wouldn't be so bad if it didn't depict angels as "otherworldly hotties who are immortal and possess bad-boy charm." Normally I would complain about fangirls finding a different kind of story to latch onto (of course this hasn't garnered the following that Twilight has just yet), but with all the similarities and formulaic stories in fanboy favorite comic book adaptations, that would be the pot calling the kettle black for sure. Anyway, no talent has been attached to the film yet, but we'll keep you posted if anything develops.