Books into Movies: Black City (Optioned for Film)

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Elizabeth Richards' Black City has been optioned for film by Screen Gems. This is big news considering Black City hasn't even been released yet. It's set for a November 13th release date by a Penguin imprint. Screen Gems is looking for a screenwriter, and the news makes it seem like they really want to move quickly with the project. Continue reading for more about Black City!

Black City (Black City, #1)
Black City
by Elizabeth Richards
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Release Date: November 17th, 2012

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A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

I haven't read this book yet, but I'm very intrigued. It sounds a lot like a dystopian Romeo & Juliet. The early reviews for Black City have been very positive so far. I'm excited that another YA book has been optioned to film. The more, the merrier!

Have you heard of Black City? Excited for an adaptation? Thoughts below!


  1. I absolutely love the sound of Black City. I've been dying to read this book ever since I heard of it .. I'm really hoping I won't be disappointed in it.
    That's great news !!

    1. I know Black City sounds so good! I'm super excited about the movie news. I'm pro any YA book being adapted :D