Sarah J. Maas’s bestselling fantasy novel A Court of Thorns and Roses is headed to the big screen after German producer Constantin Film picked up the rights.

The company, whose credits include The Baader Meinhof Complex, the Resident Evil franchise and TV series Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, is working with Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford’s Tempo Entertainment on the project, which will be written by rising British writer Rachel Hirons (Kiss Me First). No cast or director has been attached.

The Beauty and the Beast-esque fantasy drama tells the story of Feyre, who finds herself entwined with faeries after unknowingly killing one. When the 19-year-old huntress kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin, one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. Feyre must find a way to stop it or doom Tamlin and his world forever.

The book is represented by Tamar Rydzinski at the Laura Dail Literary Agency, with the film rights represented by Jon Cassir at CAA. Producer Peter Nadermann brought the project to Constantin Film and will exec produce alongside Martin Moszkowicz with Resident Evil’s Robert Kulzer producing with Tempest and Bamford.

Kulzer said, “A Court of Thorns and Roses contains all the ingredients of a theatrical experience. We have been working hard to adapt a screenplay which captures the magic and excitement of the books and look forward to finding the right filmmaker for this ambitious project.”

Maas added, “I’m tremendously excited to be working with Constantin and Tempo Productions on bringing these books to life. This team is so passionate about adapting Feyre’s journey for the big screen, and I can’t wait to see how everything comes together.”