Film adaptation of Austin author's novel may start in fall

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The first movie based on Austin, Minn., author Amanda Hocking's "Trylle Trilogy" may start as early as the fall, The Province (Canada) reports.

The rights to Hocking's bestselling novels "Switched," "Torn" and "Ascend" were purchased by Media Rights Capital in 2011, with "District 9" Oscar nominee Terri Tatchell, who is based in Vancouver, attached to write the screenplays.

Tatchell told The Province that a "fall start would be the best-case scenario, spring start worst-case."

She did note that if it doesn't happen in that time frame, she's "going to be worried about it not happening at all."

Contacted by the Austin Daily Herald about the prospects of the film being made in the fall, Hocking said, "I've always fantasized about that happening when I was growing up."

Hocking's "Trylle" book series follows a misfit teenage girl who discovers she's part of a race of magical creatures.

Tatchell -- who was nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar in 2010 for co-writing the alien thriller "District 9" with director husband, Neill Blomkamp -- was the filmmaker who brought the idea of adapting Hocking's books to Media Rights Capital.

The production company has helped produce such films as Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" and the Matt Damon sci-fi thriller "The Adjustment Bureau."

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