Warner Bros Picks Up Chris Weitz’s Book ‘The Young World’

THE DEADLINE TEAM
June 29, 2013
Warner Bros Picks Up Chris Weitz’s Book ‘The Young World’

Less than 15 months after signing his book deal, the filmmaker-turned-author has sold his debut novel. Warner Bros has picked up Twilight: New Moon helmer’s The Young World, which Little Brown will publish in 2014. Chris Weitz will helm the film and produce along with Andrew Miano. The young-adult novel is set in New York City following a catastrophe that kills everyone younger than 12 and older than 21 and leaves the survivors without heat, running water or the any of the amenities they’ve grown up with.

Related stories

‘The Hobbit’ Opens To $223M Worldwide As It Breaks Records Around Globe: $84.7M Domestic And $138.2M International For All-Time Christmas Release

‘The Great Gatsby’ Hip-Hops To Big $52M; But ‘Iron Man 3′ Still Tops; ‘Peeples’ Flops

2ND UPDATE: WARNER BROS SHAKE-UP – Jeff Robinov Quitting Movie Studio After No New Contract Offered And Kevin Tsujihara’s War Of Silence; Sue Kroll, Dan Fellman, And Greg Silverman May Become Triumvirate

Get more from Deadline.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter

What to Read Next