Monte-Carlo and Atlanta based production outfit Force Majeure, led by producer Dario Kirola, has acquired rights to the New York Times bestselling book series Relentless by Karen Lynch.
Relentless is an action-oriented urban fantasy YA franchise. The series centers around Sara Grey, a secretive high school senior with a mysterious ability to heal creatures. Since her father’s murder years ago, Sara has submersed herself in the dangerous world of shifters, vampires, demons, and faeries, where she makes covert deals on the black market and searches for answers about his death. Her search puts her in the sights of a ruthless enemy and leads her to Nikolas, a lethal half-demon warrior, who reveals the shocking truth about who Sara truly is and why her father was murdered.
The franchise has a loyal following both in the US and abroad and has been translated and published in five other languages. Force Majeure edged out several interested parties to secure the deal and will adapt the franchise into a series, with Victoria Rose (Tunnels) attached to write the pilot. This latest acquisition is one of several prestige IP adaptations planned for producers Dario Kirola and Hrisheek Panchmatia under their Force Majeure banner in the near future.
Force Majeure was represented in the deal by attorney Clifford Lo, and Karen Lynch was represented by the Metamorphosis Literary Agency and attorney Maggie Marr. Victoria Rose is represented by UTA, First Friday Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman.
About Force Majeure:
Force Majeure is an international creative studio and media company based in Monte-Carlo and Atlanta, whose projects have won numerous global awards and accolades. The company incorporates film & TV development, financing, and production, as well as brand & strategy consulting. The company’s global presence and local expertise allows it to source noteworthy local language stories and IP and turn them into memorable content that travels across borders and cultures. Force Majeure’s long-term clients have included several leading Fortune 500 companies.