Books into Movies: The Diviners by Libba Bray

Paramount has bought the movie rights for The Diviners by Libba Bray. This is exciting news for Libba Bray fans, myself included. While it may not be A Great and Terrible Beauty, I'm thrilled that a Bray story is on the road to being made into a movie.

The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
The Diviners
 by Libba Bray
Release Date: September 18, 2012

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Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies." When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.

So who will be producing? The awesome team of Fake Empire: Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. They are the duo behind Gossip Girl

Libba Bray will be adapting the script, which is equally awesome. Authors are the best sources for adaptations. They wrote the book after all!

Paramount has made a preemptive purchase of The Diviners, a young-adult novel by Libba Bray. Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will be the producers. The book will be published in September by Little Brown, the first of a four-part series. It was a sizable purchase for the studio. Book is set in the 1920s and follows a group of young New Yorkers with mysterious powers who play a dramatic role in a battle of good vs. evil when a series of occult-based murders begin to terrify the city. The author will adapt the script and be exec producer. The hope is to launch a franchise.

What do you think of the news? Are you going to read the book? How big of a Libba Bray fan are you? Thoughts below! 


  1. I love this book. I hope the movie can live up to it.

  2. I love this book. I hope the movie can live up to it.