Variety magazine is reporting that the powerful Dreamworks studio, founded by Steven Spielberg, has purchased the rights to Karen Marie Moning’s ‘Fever’ series set among the fairy folk in Ireland.
The five book series tells the story of a young woman from Georgia, Mackayla Lane, who travels to Ireland to track down the murderer of her sister.
While there she encounters a world filled with ancient secrets, fairies, goblins vampires and other hard-to-kill creatures.
Dreamworks envisages the five part series as their answer to ‘Twilight’ and other vampire and fantasy franchises that have become enormously popular. The author has already said that she will seek to have the films made in Ireland
She told the Sunday Times: "When I first saw Dublin, I knew I was going to set a story there. I've long felt an inexplicable fascination with Ireland."