Universal Adapting Cate Tiernan's Witch Fantasy Series 'Sweep'
Yet another contender to fill the void that will be left upon the conclusion of The Twilight Saga has entered the ring. Variety reports Universal has picked up rights to Cate Tiernan's young adult fantasy series Sweep. Robert Nelson Jacobs will script the adaptation of the story (which spans 15 books) following a 16-year-old girl who discovers she's a blood witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. Ultimately, she must decide whether to use her powers for good or evil. While every young adult series will undoubtedly be linked back to Twilight, the first book starts in an eerily familiar way for those who know the teen vampire novels.
In the first installment, Book of Shadows, the 16 year-old Morgan finds herself a person of interest to a new senior student named Cal. Of course the love interest reveals that he and his mother are Wiccans (witches), and Morgan, who seems unusually sensitive to natural energies and adept at "magick," becomes the focus of his attention. Definitely sounds familiar. In a weird twist, Vince Vaughn is producing the adaptation through his Wild West Picture Show Productions banner in conjunction with Alloy Entertainment (the company behind Sex Drive). Combine this development with Vaughn's option of Wicked Lovely, and it seems like the company has a weak spot for female driven fantasy fare. Any Sweep fans out there excited?