Amazon is in the early stages of development of a TV series of Eoin Colfer’s first adult fantasy novel, Highfire, which was published by Quercus imprint Jo Fletcher Books in January.
Amazon acquired TV rights from Emily Hayward-Whitlock at The Artists Partnership on behalf of Sophie Hicks of the Sophie Hicks Agency.
Highfire is an adventure story about a vodka-drinking, flashdance-loving dragon, Vern, who has been hiding away from the world in a Louisiana bayou.
Nicolas Cage is set to voice the lead character and executive produce the series alongside Davey Holmes for MGM/UA Television Studios. Holmes is the creator of American TV series "Get Shorty", which airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic.
Colfer said: "I am thrilled that Vern has found a home for himself on Amazon. 'Get Shorty'’s Davey Holmes and the Oscar-winning Nic Cage, who has embodied so many unforgettable characters, make for a once-in-a-lifetime stream team."
Publisher Jo Fletcher said: "Nic Cage and Davey Holmes? I couldn't think of a better match and cannot wait to see them bring Vern to exuberant life!"