Paramount Options ‘Earthseed’

The movie is based on Pamela Sargent's 1983 novel; “Twilight's” Melissa Rosenberg set to deliver screenplay adaptation

Paramount Pictures is the latest studio to option a young adult novel.

The studio has acquired the rights to "Earthseed," the first of a trilogy by Pamela Sargent. 

Melissa Rosenberg ("Twilight," "Dexter," "Highlander") will write and produce through her Tall Girls Productions, Paramount announced Tuesday.

The book was published in 1983. The second in the trilogy, "Farseed," was published in 2007. The third, "Seed Seeker," was published in 2010.

Like "The Hunger Games" — Lionsgate's new franchise — "Earthseed" is set in a dystopian future.

In this one, a group of teens has been born from the genetic bank of a spaceship and have no traditional parents.

Rosenberg is familiar with young-adult fiction. She wrote all five of Summit's "Twilight" films. Those movies are based on the Stephanie Meyer young adult novels.

"Ever since I was a kid, it's been a goal of mine to see 'Earthseed' get to the screen in an awesome way," Paramount Pictures Film Group president Adam Goodman said in a statement. "To have Melissa Rosenberg and her Tall Girls company writing and producing this material is truly a dream."

"Earthseed" is a Tor Book, Published by Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.