‘District 9′ Writer Pens Supernatural Coming of Age Story

Media Rights Capital has bought feature rights to Amanda Hocking’s self-published “Trylle” trilogy and plans to develop the supernatural tale into two films, reports Variety.

District 9 scribe Terri Tatchell is writing all three scripts – “Switched,” “Torn” and “Ascend” – and will also produce.

‘Switched’ centers on a teenage girl who discovers that she may not be human and finds herself in a world she never knew existed — a world both beautiful and frightening in which she’s unsure she wants to be a part of it.

Minnesota-based Hocking has also written and self-published vampire romance series “My Blood Approves” and zombie novel “Hollowland.” She signed a publishing deal Friday with St. Martin’s Press for her upcoming four-book “Watersong” series which she describes as a young adult paranormal romance story with “Wake” as the first title.