MONUMENT 14: Post-Apocalyptic Breakfast Club?
Brad Peyton will adapt and direct Emmy Laybourne's post-apocalyptic Young Adult novel Monument 14, the first in a trilogy of books, for Reel FX and Strange Weather. Book one, it's noted, takes a decidedly different look at the world after it's fallen apart.
Says Deadline, "The first novel is an unlikely jumping off point for a post-apocalyptic young adult trilogy. It’s best described as The Breakfast Club set after the apocalypse. A group of teens are trapped together in a chain superstore and face the prospect of life, death and love and hate while the world as they know it ends right outside. That book was published in June, and the followup, Monument 14: Sky On Fire, will be published next June by the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group imprint Feiwell & Friends.
“'As soon as I read the first chapter, I knew I wanted to do this movie,' said Peyton, who last helmed Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. “It’s such a great concept and the kids felt real to me. The whole experience of living through the end of the world is an exciting one to try to capture on film, especially from such an original perspective.”
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