Magazine article Screen International

Constantin Acquires Rights to Fantasy Saga the Iron Trial

Magazine article Screen International

Constantin Acquires Rights to Fantasy Saga the Iron Trial

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The deal with authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black for the unpublished series follows the adventures of 12-year-old Callum Hunt and his interaction with magicians. The Iron Trail is the first in the series.

Scholastic acquired North American publishing rights to the series in a pre-emptive deal.

Clare wrote Simon & Schuster's The Mortal Instruments series while Black is the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles through the same publisher.

Clare and Black will adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers while Constantin Film's Robert Kulzer will serve as producer.

"When we first heard about this new series, it was a no-brainer for us that we wanted to be involved," Kulzer said. "Cassandra Clare and Holly Black are exceptionally gifted writers, each having created spectacular fantasy worlds and inspired millions of readers. …

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