Matthew Vaughn Picks Up 'Ghostgirl' Young Adult Novels to Adapt
With his comic book adaptation Kingsman: The Secret Service poised to hit theaters early next year, director Matthew Vaughn already has his eyes set on another property to bring to the big screen. The Wrap reports Vaughn's MARV Films banner has picked up the rights to Ghostgirl, a series of young adult novels written by Tonya Hurley, an indie filmmaker. The story follows Charlotte User, an invisible loser, who dies just before enacting a plan to catch the cutest guy in school and achieve popularity. But her death (by gummy bear) won't stop her from trying to to go to the Fall Ball with Damen and get a midnight kiss.
As of now, it sounds like Vaughn will only produce the film adaptation with collaborator Valerie Van Galder, who has done everything from producing to marketing on various projects. The books have quite the international appeal as they've been published in 20 languages in almost 30 countries, and in some of these foreign territories is second only to The Twilight Saga in popularity. From the look of the cover, and the praise for the books, this sounds like something perfect for the Tim Burton loving crowd, but perhaps the film will have even wider appeal. It's early days since the books were just picked up, so stay tuned.