The Beast Is an Animal adaptation in the works at Amazon with Ridley Scott

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Aug 16, 2017

Amazon Studios is looking to adapt Peternelle van Arsdale’s sci-fi novel The Beast Is an Animal, which was published earlier this year, into a movie. Not only that, but legendary director Ridley Scott will reportedly produce via his Scott Free banner, which also oversees Amazon’s hit alt-history drama series The Man in the High Castle.

According to Variety, Amazon is zeroing in on the female directing duo of Bert & Bertie (they helmed YouTube Red’s original movie Dance Camp) to adapt the story, which centers on a young girl who lives in a world that fears "soul eaters" — twin sisters who morphed into terrifying creatures — but that also relies on the namesake beast to guide them.

Bert & Bertie are also attached to direct Troupe Zero for Amazon, from a script penned by Lucy Alibar, with Todd Black producing.

Amazon has certainly been on a roll, with the success of Transparent, The Man in the High CastleSneaky Pete, and The Last Tycoon, and has been building buzz for The Tick, which premieres on Aug. 25.

(via Variety)