Matthew Vaughn Acquires ‘Ghostgirl’ YA Novel Rights

Matthew Vaughn Acquires ‘Ghostgirl’ YA Novel Rights Matthew VAughn is putting the finishing touches on his Kignsman: The Secret Service film thta’s set to land early next year and we may now have a clue as to his next project. His production company, MARV films, has acquired the rights to the satirical young adult novel series Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley. The property began in 2008 and has a few books to its name so far with foreign translations proving to be popular as well. Vaughn is set to produce the project, though it could easily turn into a directorial project as well.

Plot concept: Charlotte User, an invisible loser, dies just before enacting a plan to catch the cutest guy in school and achieve popularity. She refuses to accept her fate (death by gummy bear) and returns as a ghost with a mission: to go to the Fall Ball with Damen and get a midnight kiss. Hurley combines afterlife antics, gothic gore, and high school hell to produce an original, hilarious satire. Charlotte ambles through death’s door and remains a pitiable, selfish, and somewhat annoying heroine. Readers root for her, but cringe at her blunders, too. She blows off her new dead-kid school and classmates, unable to give up her living, breathing crush. Hurley’s pitch-perfect dialogue and clever names (Petula, Rotting Rita, Principal Styx) keep readers laughing. Dark, meditative song lyrics and poetry start each chapter while campy, Gothic illustrations frame the pages.

[Source: Deadline ]