Beattie has written for big movies like Collateral, 30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Pirates of the Caribbean so we are excited to see how his vision of Taylor's book turns out, especially with Joe Roth as producer! According to Hollywood Reporter, Laini Taylor is just as excited!
“It’s been fantastic to delve into the world of the book with a screenwriter of such insight and experience,” said Taylor in a statement. “Between Stuart, Joe Roth and Universal Pictures, we’ve got a team with massive epic flair, and I can’t wait to see what unfolds as we move toward bringing Karou, Akiva, Brimstone and the world of Daughter of Smoke & Bone to the screen.”