One of the pilots The CW is developing for the 2012 TV season is something called The Selection, which, reading the synopsis, sounds an awful lot like a certain blockbuster series of young adult novels with a subsequent big-deal movie adaptation.
Of course, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games wasn't the first story to star a woman chosen by lottery for sacrifice, or to feature a futuristic, televised competition, but the timing of The Selection seems a little ... advantageous. Here's how The Hollywood Reporter describes it:
The project is described as an epic romance set 300 years in the future in which a poor young woman is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.
The Selection is based on a "forthcoming series" of books and is being written and executive-produced by Vampire Diaries and Dollhouse alums Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, so, at the very least, it'll be well written.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)