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New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. — Twitter pic via AFP-RelaxnewsNew York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman. — Twitter pic via AFP-RelaxnewsNEW YORK, March 16 — The Star Shards Chronicles the fantasy trilogy penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman, is set for the cinema screen.

According to Variety, Gaumont has optioned global rights to the books, with plans to develop them into a high-concept animated series, with Julian Stone, a long-time collaborator of Shusterman, already attached as executive producer.

The story — just one of many which has been picked up by Gaumont recently to be given the animated franchise treatment — follows the journey of six ordinary kids conceived at the same instant that a star explodes light-years away, granting them extraordinary powers which they use to save the world.

Shusterman, who has so far has written over 30 award-winning books which have been translated into more than 20 languages, has previously said that he “always felt this series would shine in animation”. — AFP-Relaxnews

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