After cutting his teeth on movies like "The Golden Compass" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Chris Weitz knows a thing or two about what makes your little YA-literature-loving hearts go pitter-pat—which is why it is really really extra-super-strength exciting that the director is about to bring his magic Twi-touch to a brand new, wholly original series of post-apocalyptic novels just for you. YOU! Personally!
According to the announcement from publisher Little, Brown, the literary trilogy-to-be will kick off with "The Young World": a story about the teenage sole survivors who inherit a destroyed and desolate earth, after a cataclysmic event kills off every person on earth not between the ages of 12 and 21. Ill-equipped to restore society to working order, the surviving residents of New York City must try to rebuild their world from the ground up—a tough charge for any decimated population, but especially difficult if you're trying to save your species from annihilation while simultaneously going through puberty. Drama will abound!
The bad news: The very first book won't be out until the painfully far-off year of 2014. (The other bad news: In the post-apocalyptic world in question, this writer would, um, be dead.) But on the upside, it does give us plenty of time to get crazy with speculation over what it'll look like when they make this one into a movie, because you know that is going to happen.
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