Books into Movies: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (DreamWorks Acquires the Film Rights)

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Another YA book is being adapted into a movie! DreamWorks Studios has bought the film rights to Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. The news was first reported by Deadline. Continue reading for details!

The producer will be David Heyman, the same man who produced all of the Harry Potter movies. This is excellent news! I think that Shadow and Bone  could be a fantastic movie with the right cast and director. The producer is already amazing so that's one step in a very good direction.

Leigh Bardugo spoke about the movie adaptation her blog. Here's a snippet of what she had to say:

"Sure, I hoped that someone might take an interest in making Shadow and Bone into a film. But to have it happen in this way, with these incredible people involved… it’s just not the kind of thing you let yourself hope for because, really, what are the chances?"

I've also read and reviewed Shadow and Bone. It earned 5 Rockets from me!! Yeah, it was pretty amazing. I think that the book could be a fantastic movie. Honestly, I'm just excited for the sequel to see where Bardugo takes the story next. The biggest question is who would play the Darkling. I'd have to sit and think about that one! If you haven't read the book, then know that it has one of the best villains in any YA book I've read this year.

Have you read the Shadow and Bone? Excited for the movie news? Who would you want to play the Darkling? Comments below!


  1. That is so exciting that it's being made into a movie! I loved this book and think it could be a great movie! So glad there is a great producer lined up for it.

  2. I'm so excited and happy, yet I'm kind of nervous. I really loved Shadow and Bone, so I hope they do the book justice. I think the movie is going to be pretty awesome, especially with the talented producer from Harry Potter. I can't wait to see who they cast as Alina, Mal, and the Darkling. Hopefully they do the characters justice too!

  3. yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy . pls hollywood

  4. I've been so hesitant to read this book but now that it's been optioned and David Heyman is attached I need to rush out and get it!

  5. I've heard great things about this book, but something in me is resistant to reading it. I don't know why! I think I'm going to have to force myself to start reading it, and then maybe I won't be able to stop :D

    Zaira Lynn (Ptarmigan Hunts)