Books into Movies: The Immortal Rules

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)You read the headline right! The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa has been optioned into a movie by Palomar Pictures! What does this mean? The book has the ability to become a movie! It won't be a sure thing until a director is attached and production goes under way. Sometimes that can take years or not even happen at all. But this is the first huge step towards seeing the book on screen! I heaven't read the book yet, but I'm going to get my hands on it - the reviews have been amazing!

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.

Palomar Pictures is an independent company that has been involved in movies like Wild at Heart and Killer Elite. I don't know much about the production company, but I think it could be a good fit. Here is the official press release:

LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Independent film production company Palomar Pictures today announced that it has optioned Blood of Eden, the newest series from New York Times bestselling young adult author Julie Kagawa. The Immortal Rules, the highly anticipated first book in the Blood of Eden series, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on April 24, 2012.

Also visit Julie Kagawa's Blog for her awesome reaction on the news!

Have you read the book?  Are you planning on it? What do you think of the news? Thoughts below!


  1. I am so freaking EXCITED!!! I read The Immortal Rules some time ago and I couldn't put it down one second! I hope the movie is as good as the novel! :)

    Rachel @ Books to Consider

  2. I want to read this :) I haven't heard of that production company though, seems kind of small, which might mean it will take a lot longer to go into pre-production (if they really make it). Optioning, sadly, doesn't mean much. Hopefully they go through with it.

  3. I haven't read The Immortal Rules either but it sounds amazing and I'm really glad it has been optioned into a movie :) !!