Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time (Tor, Pan Macmillan) has been optioned for film by the producers behind the Hunger Games and the Twilight saga.
Film rights to the book were acquired by Peter Kang, president of production at Summit Entertainment and Lionsgate pictures through Simon Kavanagh at the Mic Cheetham Agency in London, working with the United Talent Agency in LA.
Children of Time is set in the far future, when the last remnants of humanity are forced to flee Earth, now a dying planet, and tells the tale of two civilizations on a collision course. Following ancient star maps, reminders of a golden age, a lost treasure is rediscovered: a planet transformed and prepared for human life, however not one which is unoccupied.
Bella Pagan, editorial director at Pan Macmillan, said: "I couldn’t be happier about this. Adrian’s fabulous book has been optioned by a fabulous production company with an incredible reputation."
Translation rights for Children of Time have been sold in Germany, France, Spain, Japan, the Czech Republic, Poland, Georgia, Russia, Hungary and Romania.
The author's more recent works include fantasy novels, published by Macmillan, The Tiger and the Wolf and The Bear and the Serpent. The Hyena and the Hawk, the trilogy finale, is publishing in spring 2018.