Matthew Vaughan has Acquired the Rights to Tonya Hurley’s ‘Ghostgirl’
Matthew Vaughn’s MARV Films label has acquired the rights to Tonya Hurley’s young adult series ghostgirl.
Vaughn will produce a movie adaptation along with frequent collaborator Valerie Van Galder.
Hurley has written several follow-ups to the original ghostgirl, including the novels ghostgirl: Homecoming and ghostgirl: Lovesick. Vaughn’s company has the rights to the whole series so if the first one works out, some ready-made sequels could easily follow.
Vaughn directed and co-wrote Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class and the upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Ghostgirl is the debut novel from author and filmmaker Tonya Hurley.
It is the story of high school senior “Charlotte Usher”, a misfit outsider whose desperation to be popular lives on even after her sudden death. The young adultnovel was published on August 1, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company, and hit the New York Times Bestseller list, Chapter Books, on September 14, 2008. ghostgirl has been printed in several different languages around the world, including Spanish and French.
It was followed by a sequel in July 2009 called ghostgirl: Homecoming, and a third book, ghostgirl: Lovesick was released in July 2010.