David Slade has beat out several other directors to make the adaptation Matched for Walt Disney Pictures.
David Slade will direct Matched for Disney
The project is an adaptation of Ally Condie's young adult novel, published in 2010 as the first part of a trilogy. The story is set in a futuristic world where government officials tell people how to live their lives, with everything from what books they should read to what people they should fall in love with. The plot revolves around a young woman who turns down her appointed romance to forge her own path. The final book in the trilogy, Reached, was published in November.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney are adapting the novel, with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot producing. No production schedule was given.
David Slade made a name for himself with edgy fare such as Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night. Insiders suggest that it was his work on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse that helped land him the job.