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By Joanna Crawley On August 12, 2013

Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season Set To Rival Twilight As Andy Serkis Snaps Up Film Rights

21-year-old novelist will see her work up on the big screen

Remember the name Samantha Shannon, the 21-year-old author is set to become the next JK Rowling or Stephenie Meyer as the rights to her debut novel are snapped up by The Hobbit star Andy Serkis.

Serkis‘s Imaginarium Studios has bagged the rights to Shannon’s book The Bone Season, which is already being tipped as the next Twilight and Hunger Games.

The 21-year-old is being hailed as the next JK Rowling as she signs a seven book deal with Rowling's publishing house Bloomsbury to add more stories to her fantasy series.

Andy Serkis has snapped up the film rights to The Bone Season (WENN)

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph over the weekend Samantha said she chose Serkis' British studio over major Hollywood rivals who also expressed interest in the film rights because "they’re a British company and I felt they got the book and would keep to its spirit."

The Bone Season, set in 2059, tells the story of Paige Mahoney, a 19-year-old clairvoyant who is employed to break into people’s minds to find out their secrets.

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