Focus Features bought the rights to Maggie Stiefvater’s The Scorpio Races.
Announced by The Hollywood Reporter, Stiefvater’s novel will be produced by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith with Jack Thorne writing the adaptation. The contemporary fantasy takes place on the island of Thisby where water horses are raced every November. Only one person can win – and somebody always dies.
Film rights were bought once before by Warner Bros. in 2011, but the company failed to make use of them within their allotted time frame.