According to Movieline, Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert are teaming up to produce an adaptation of Angelfall by Susan Ee. It’s a dystopian novel that seems to be very similar to The Hunger Games and Divergent! Hollywood really loves post-apocalyptic futures right now, don’t they? Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are the executive producers, and a second installment will hit bookstores in the fall of 2013. Multi-picture rights were purchased, so it’s obvious they’re planning to create a franchise of films.
Six weeks after angels of the apocalypse descend to demolish the modern world, street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back… even if that means making a deal with an enemy angel Raffe, a warrior who has been left bleeding and wingless. Having only each other to rely on for survival, the two journey towards the angel’s stronghold where she must risk everything to rescue her sister and he must decide whether to put himself at the mercy of his enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
It has the same “strong teenage girl fighting for her sister in a dystopian world” plot as The Hunger Games…but that’s where the similarities end. Could angels be the next big thing? Sound off in the comments!