Adam B. Vary
March 29, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EDT

From undead vampires to engineered teenagers: Twilight Saga screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg has been tapped by Paramount Pictures to adapt and produce a feature film version of the 1983 sci-fi young adult novel Earthseed by Pamela Sargent. The story follows a group of teenagers created from genetic material and raised by a spacecraft seeking a new planet to repopulate humanity. As it happens, two sequels to the book were recently published: Farseed, in 2007, and Seed Seeker, in 2010. “Earthseed is an incredibly compelling world, and I’m excited to dive into it,” Rosenberg said in a statement. “The film’s premise easily lends itself to an exciting franchise with plenty of room for invention and humor.”

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