Ponsoldt has been snagged by Fox 2000 to write and direct an adaptation of Julianna Baggott's "Pure." The book, which ranked on our 15 Young Adult Fiction Properties That Could Be The Next 'Twilight' Or 'Hunger Games,' takes place after a devestating nuclear disaster, where the world has split into two: the "pures," who survived untouched inside The Dome, and the "wretches" who were fused to whatever object they were touching at the moment of detonation. Partridge, a pure, and Pressia, a wretch with a doll's head instead of a hand, are drawn together as the former searches for his mother's killer.
With the second book in the series, "Fuse," in stores on February 19th and a third entry planned (yes, trilogy!) we'd wager Fox 2000 want to get the ball rolling. Ponsoldt, who has shown a nice sensitivity in writing for women, is a pretty adventurous choice all around, but we also like that the people behind this are rolling the dice on him to step up. Can Ponsoldt succeed, especially with so many other YA franchises on the way ("Divergent," "Mortal Instruments," "Beautiful Creatures," etc)? If we're rooting for anyone, it will be for him. Have you read the book? Is he a good choice? Tell us below. [THR]