DreamWorks has nabbed the film rights to The Fire Sermon, based on the Francesca Haig’s yet-to-be-published book, Deadline is reporting.
Haig is a poet and short story writer, and The Fire Sermon will be the first in a futuristic trilogy. The story takes place 400 years after a nuclear apocalypse, when society is without technology and all humans are twins. One twin, the “Alpha,” is physically perfect, while the other twin, the “Omega” has some form of mutation. Alphas and Omegas are divided into separate settlements, but when one twin dies, so does the other. Fire Sermon focuses on a the relationship between a brother and sister when one of them becomes a leader of the Omegas.
The manuscript of the first book has already been circulated, and Haig is reportedly sketching out the other two books for buyers. The U.K. publishing rights were snatched up by Voyager, the same publisher of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
Carla Hacken (Walk the Line, The Devil Wears Prada) is attached to produce the film.