'Acacia' a fantasy at Relativity


Relativity Media has acquired the rights to David Anthony Durham's fantasy novel "Acacia: Book One: The War With the Mein."

Published by Doubleday in 2007, the volume is the first installment of a projected trilogy set in the fantasy empire of Acacia. Andrew Grant, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, will adapt the first book in the series, in which four royal children band together to restore their father's kingdom.

The project will be produced by Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and Michael De Luca, with Du Luca Prods.' Zach Schiff-Abrams, who brought the project to Relativity, and Tucker Tooley of Relativity as exec producers.

Durham, repped by ICM, penned such historical novels as "Gabriel's Story" and "Walk Through Darkness."