Jonathan Levine will helm book adap Legend

Could be the new Twilight

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The Wackness director Jonathan Levine has signed on to helm book adaptation Legend.

Backed by CBS Films and Twilight producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, Legend is a proposed trilogy of books by Marie Lu.

Though the first book in the series doesn’t hit shelves until November, Bowen and Godfrey pre-emptively bought the rights to the series in February.

Set in a dark future, Legend finds North America split into two warring nations. The plot follows two 15 year olds – one a boy criminal, the other the girl prodigy who’s hired to hunt him down.

When they finally meet one another, the pair stumble upon a truth that will, you got it, become legend.

As well as Legend, Levine is also prepping another book adap with zombie film Warm Bodies, which is set to star Nicholas Hoult. Meanwhile 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen, opens Stateside in September.

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