Warner Brothers has hired Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn as the screenwriter to adapt A Discovery of Witches for the big screen.
Author Deborah Harkness planned for her debut novel to be the first of The All Souls Trilogy, so it could be a film series someday. According to Variety, Auburn has written 9 plays and his 2000 play “Proof” won the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “the book centered on a scholarly woman who is a direct descendant of the first woman executed at the Salem Witch Trials that accidentally discovers a long-lost manuscript that may contain the secret of immortality. She is thrust into a position where she and a 1,500 year old vampire must stop an inter-species war between witches and vampires.”