Production company Pathbender has optioned the YA sci-fi trilogy “daynight” from San Diego-based author Megan Thomason, TheWrap has learned.
“daynight” tells the modern-day story of three young adults, each trapped in a web of lies and deceit cast by The Second Chance Institute, a non-profit front for a totalitarian regime. Kira joins the SCI after her boyfriend, best friend and classmates die in an explosion that she narrowly escapes — an “accident” that she learns may have been orchestrated by the SCI. Blake and Ethan were born in opposition; one in Exile and trained from an early age to destroy the SCI, the other raised to be SCI elite. Each must decide whether to submit to SCI rule or fight the regime and face the consequences.
“daynight” will be produced by E. Thompson along with John C. Adams and Cody Lyons.
Thomason has been approached by multiple publishers regarding “daynight” but ultimately decided to continue self-publishing the popular series.
“E. Thompson and our producer group have an extensive track record of identifying the right elements for successful YA properties to global films. This provides value that scales for our capital and studio partners. We feel ‘daynight’ has strong foundational appeal and are also looking forward to Megan’s upcoming release,” said Mark Dayoub, managing director of Pathbender.
“daynight” was released in Dec. 2012 to positive reviews from Kirkus Reviews, BlueInk Review and readers alike. Foreword Reviews selected “daynight” as a 2012 Book of the Year Award Finalist. A companion novella, “clean slate complex,” and book two of the series, “arbitrate,” were both released in 2013 to critical acclaim. The third book, “generate,” will be released later this year.