Fox Will Develop James Frey’s YA Novel ‘Endgame’

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Briefly: James Frey created the story that spawned the novel and film I Am Number Four, and while that was a non-starter as a franchise, he’s got another YA property in the pipeline. Frey is writing a novel called Endgame, which will be published next year, and is intended to launch a novel series. Now Fox has bought in, and will develop the story as a film. Frey will script.

There’s no real info on the story, which THR says has been “described as┬áHunger Games-like in tone by several sources.” Pretty much par for the course at this point that a new YA story would be compared to one of the most successful existing YA franchise, so that doesn’t tell us a whole lot.

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