Universal Picks Up YA Vampire Novel 'Crave'

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Universal is in the mood for some fresh blood.

In a preemptive move, the studio has picked up film rights to Crave, an upcoming YA vampire novel from author Tracy Wolff.

Entangled Publishing’s Liz Pelletier described the vision for Crave, which was pitched as "vampires for a new generation," as a paranormal fantasy about a human girl "who finds herself at the center of conflict between many warring factions when she falls for a vampire prince, all told with a decidedly feminist perspective."

Entangled is a boutique romance publisher whose books are distributed by Macmillan. Crave will be released Tuesday.

No producers or writers are attached to adapt the material as of yet.

Austin-based Wolff is a former English professor who has written 64 novels across a host of genres in commercial fiction. She is repped by Emily Sylvan Kim of The Prospect Agency.

The deal was negotiated by Nicole Resciniti, The Alliance Rights Agency and Debbie Deuble Hill at APA.

Universal senior vp production Jeyun Munford and creative executive Christine Sun will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.