Universal Pictures has Joe Roth set to produce the film version of Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor.  The second book in the series is one that I’m waiting to read (I’m on the hold list at the library).   Last year, the film rights to the book were battled for between Universal and Paramount, ending in a high-six figure deal.

The author is enthusiastic about the producer selection:

“I am a huge fan of his big, gorgeous fantasy epics with powerful female characters. I can’t wait to see how he’ll bring my world to life on film. He’s the dream producer for this property, and I couldn’t be happier.”