The studio behind MTV’s Teen Wolf and Scream has just nabbed the rights to bring Amy Plum’s upcoming YA novel Dreamfall to TV.
According to Deadline, DIGA Studios (owned by ITV and run by Tony DiSanto) has optioned the bestselling author’s upcoming book (it will be published on May 2, with a sequel titled Neverwake slated for 2018) for a television series adaptation. You may know Amy Plum from her Die for Me and After the End YA book series.
The storyline is described as “A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Inception,” but it also sounds an awful lot like it’s been inspired by Flatliners (with a dash of Dreamscape) as well. Which is a good thing (at least in my book), since I happen to have a soft spot for that movie. Here’s the official book description:
A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Inception in this gripping psychological thriller from international bestselling author Amy Plum. Seven teenagers who suffer from debilitating insomnia agree to take part in an experimental new procedure to cure it because they think it can’t get any worse. But they couldn’t be more wrong.
When the lab equipment malfunctions, the patients are plunged into a terrifying dreamworld where their worst nightmares have come to life—and they have no memory of how they got there. Hunted by monsters from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, these seven strangers will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.
Tony DiSanto said: “Amy Plum’s Dreamfall is a riveting, nightmarish thriller with great characters and a fantastic premise that immediately captured our imagination and drew us in. The book’s vision and voice is a perfect fit for DIGA’s creative sensibility, and we are thrilled to bring this to the screen.” With Teen Wolf coming to a close later this year, Dreamfall would definitely be a nice addition to MTV’s (that's what I'm assuming, so not official you guys) roster of original programming.
What do you think of the premise for Dreamfall? Do you believe this will make for a great TV series?