Film rights to The Warded Man bought
Date: 24 August 2009 /
From DRIN: JABberwocky Literary Agency is delighted to announce that filmmaker Paul W. S. Anderson and longtime producing partner Jeremy Bolt, the duo behind the globally popular Resident Evil film franchise, have picked up film rights to Peter V. Brett's debut fantasy novel The Warded Man (aka THE PAINTED MAN). Anderson is attached to direct and will produce with Bolt. Stephanie Johnson, who brought the title to the pair, will executive produce. The book is set in an undetermined future where mankind is beset by nightly attacks from demonkind and has been thrown back into a feudal state. Three young people emerge with the potential power to turn the tide, including the title character, a man who has wards (spells) tattooed on his body. The book, the first of a trilogy titled "The Demon Cycle," launched last year in Australia before hitting Europe, where it became an instant best-seller, notably in Germany and the U.K., where it is in its second and third printing, respectively.