James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series of books is going to be filmed — for YouTube. Page to Premiere reports that the stories about DNA-enhanced teenagers with wings was unable to get produced for theatrical release despite the interest of several studios.
An adaptation of James Patterson’s widely popular Maximum Ride series has been in development since 2008 and has seen its share of ups and downs in Hollywood. Rights to the series shifted from Columbia Pictures to Universal at one point and Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke was attached to direct at one point. With a big screen adaptation stalled, Patterson is now turning to YouTube to bring his series to fans.
If they are looking for talent, they might start with some of the fan-made videos already available online, some very elaborate and skillful.