G.P. Ching’s ‘Soulkeepers’ Book Series Heading to the Big Screen

Producer Aaron Magnani is developing a feature adaptation of the popular young adult tale

book_1Producer Aaron Magnani has optioned the screen rights to author G.P. Ching’s popular young adult book series “The Soulkeepers,” TheWrap has learned.

In the six-book series, Heaven and Hell wage a war for human souls. A teenager named Jacob becomes an unlikely hero as he realizes he has the genetic predisposition to be a Soulkeeper — a gifted warrior with the power to protect humans from fallen angels. The only problem is that he’s a hot-headed vandal and a skeptic. It’ll take a beautiful neighbor who’s more than what she seems to teach him the truth about faith, loyalty, love and redemption.

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The first book sets up the “Soulkeepers” world and introduces the protagonist Jacob, while the second book explores the world from the perspective of his girlfriend Malini. The third book is told from the point of view of Dr. Silva, a fallen angel seeking redemption, while the fourth book follows Dane, an 18-year-old boy coming to terms with his homosexuality. The last two books find Lucifer depicted as the CEO of a major corporation that competes with God and The Soulkeepers for human souls. The winner will rule Earth for 1,000 years.

Magnani’s eponymous company Aaron Magnani Productions is currently seeking a writer to adapt the books, as well as a director and a young male lead who can anchor the paranormal adventure series.

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Magnani is developing the Michael Polish-directed indie movie “18 Wheel Butterfly” and an adaptation of CJ Cherryh’s fantasy series “The Morgaine Stories.”

In addition to the “Soulkeepers Series,” Ching is the bestselling author of the “Grounded” trilogy.