The studio is out to screenwriters to adapt Elizabeth Richards’ upcoming Romeo and Juliet-style young-adult fantasy series.

The first book in the series, Black City, will be released on Nov 3 through Penguin Young Readers Group imprint Putnam Juvenile.

The story centres on a young girl who falls in love with a boy from a warring alien race that lives separately from humans behind a towering wall.

Ayesha Pande of Ayesha Pande Literary and CAA represent the author and the property.