Warner Bros Has Crowned Emma Watson as the 'Queen of the Tearling'
Right now you can see Emma Watson surviving the apocalypse alongside Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and more in This is The End, but Warner Bros. will be sending the Harry Potter franchise star back to blockbuster fantasy territory soon. Variety has word that the studio and Harry Potter producer David Heyman are teaming up for an adaptation of Erika Johansen's upcoming fantasy book Queen of the Tearling, the first in a trilogy which will hit shelves sometime in 2014. The project is described as a female-centric "Game of Thrones" style story with a 19-year-old protagonist leading the charge. Read on!
Though story details have not yet been revealed, the action takes place three centuries after an environmental catastrophe when a malevolent Red Queen holds considerable power. Watson's character likely shakes up the establishment somehow. By the time the project gets off the ground, Watson will have already proven herself enough outside of the realm of fantasy to return to the genre. Following a stellar supporting turn in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, she'll also be seen leading Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring and also stars in Darren Aronofsky's Noah arriving next year. It sounds like this book will be a potential bestseller, so expect to hear more when it hits shelves next year.