Relativity Media Acquires "Acacia"
Mon, 04 Aug 2008 15:36:14
Relativity Media has acquired the rights to the epic fantasy novel Acacia: The War With the Mein, written by author Anthony Durham and published in June 2007. Screenwriter Andrew Grant will adapt the novel for the big screen in the first installment of what's expected to be a trilogy of films.
The story revolves around the kingdom of Acacia, which is overthrown by the Mein tribe after its King is assassinated. The young children of King Akaran are exiled only to return as adults bent on reclaiming their rightful throne.
The book is believed by industry insiders to have excellent franchise potential. It earned several critical accolades and was chosen as one of the "Ten Best Works of Fiction" by the Kirkus Review in 2007. It was also recognized as one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2007.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff