Twentieth Century Fox will tackle another epic piece of literature with their next feature adaptation. The studio has acquired the film rights to the “Fourth Realm Trilogy,” a sci-fi book series written by author John Twelve Hawks. If that wasn’t a big enough story, according to THR the co-writer behind last year’s Watchmen is set to adapt the screenplay.
The first book in the series is entitled, “The Traveler” and was published in 2006. It centers on “a U.S. society run by a secret organization seeking to control the population via constant observation. Seeking to rebel against these constraints are an almost extinct group of people called Travelers, who can project their spirit into other dimensions, and their protectors, called Harlequins. The inaugural tome centers on a reluctant Harlequin named Maya who must protect two naive Traveler brothers.”
“The Fourth Realm Trilogy” has gained plenty of critical and commercial success since its debut. It’s even drawn comparisons to The Matrix and Star Wars in terms of the story’s mythology. Even the behind the scenes background regarding the book’s author sounds like something from science fiction. The author Hawks doesn’t use his real name in publications and is said to be living “off the grid,” which makes him sound like John Connor from Terminator if you ask me.
Watchmen co-writer Alex Tse will take on the writing duties for the script, which means we will either love or hate what we see on the big screen.
What do you think about Fox bringing the Fourth Realm Trilogy to the big screen? Are you a fan of the books?