We have been working hard over the last year to develop the screenplay for ACOTAR and are delighted to announce our partnership with Constantin Film on the project. Here is the press release in full.
Los Angeles/ Munich, 23. March 2018 – Constantin Film acquires Sarah J. Maas’s bestselling series A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES for the big screen.
When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it or doom Tamlin and his world forever.
Author Sarah J. Maas was born in New York City in 1986. When she was a teenager, she shared an early incarnation of her first novel, Throne of Glass, on an online forum for authors, laying the foundation for her literary career. Now a #1 New York Times Bestselling author, her books have also found international success. On Amazon, Sarah J. Maas is the fourth best-selling young adult author, putting her one spot above J.R.R. Tolkien. Her COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES series has been translated into 40 languages and in addition to being a #1 New York Times Bestselling series, consistently appears on worldwide bestseller charts. Following the success of the first three novels, the publishers have now ordered a further three installments in the hit series. Her novels are represented by Tamar Rydzinski at the Laura Dail Literary Agency, with her film rights represented by Jon Cassir at CAA
Robert Kulzer: “A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES contains all the ingredients of a theatrical experience. We have been working hard to adapt a screenplay which captures the magic and excitement of the books and look forward to finding the right filmmaker for this ambitious project.”
Piers Tempest said: “We are delighted to be working with Robert, Martin and the Constantin team who share the same vision and ambition for bringing Sarah’s brilliant books to the screen.”
Sarah J. Maas said: “I’m tremendously excited to be working with Constantin and Tempo Productions on bringing these books to life. This team is so passionate about adapting Feyre’s journey for the big screen, and I can’t wait to see how everything comes together.”
Robert Kulzer (Resident Evil franchise) of Constantin Film will be producing A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES together with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford’s Tempo Entertainment with Martin Moszkowicz executive producing. The screenplay is by the UK breakout female screenwriter Rachel Hirons.
Constantin Film has been synonymous with quality and success for nearly 40 years. It has played a crucial role in establishing German cinema both nationally and internationally. Between 1977, when Bernd Eichinger established the company, and today, Constantin Film has emerged as the most successful independent production and distribution company in the German media industry. Constantin Film’s operations include German and English language motion picture theatrical production, theatrical distribution, home entertainment distribution, licensing and television production.
Constantin Film’s diverse slate includes box office hits and award-winning films alike, ranging from comic book to literary adaptations, historical dramas, action and genre, among them THE NEVERENDING STORY, THE FANTASTIC FOUR film franchise, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, NOWHERE IN AFRICA, DOWNFALL, PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, POPE JOAN, THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS, FACK JU GÖHTE 1-3, three of the biggest ever German box office hits, the RESIDENT EVIL film franchise and TV series SHADOWHUNTERS – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.
Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford’s Tempo Entertainment, produces films for audiences worldwide, past productions include: OYSTER FARMER directed by Anna Reeves, which was nominated for ‘Best Picture’ at the AFI Awards; LIKE MINDS starring Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne and Toni Collette; THE CALLER starring Rachelle Lefevre, Stephen Moyer and Luis Guzman; KILLING BONO starring Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan and Pete Postlethwaite; Grabbers, which premiered at Sundance and was the recipient of five film festival audience awards, and the children’s Sci – Fi adventure ROBOT OVERLORDS starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson.
In 2017 Tempo produced CHURCHILL starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery and Ella Purnell released by Lionsgate on the UK. Venice and Toronto premiering THE JOURNEY starring Tim Spall, Colm Meaney, Toby Stephens, Freddie Highmore and John Hurt, and THE WIFE starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater which world premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, with Sony Pictures Classics releasing domestically in 2018. Tempo are currently in post production on DRIVEN starring Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace and Corey Stoll and the feature documentary PENDERGRASS in partnership with BBC Films.
The book series is published by Bloomsbury and the next instalment of the series is due out in May