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Books being turned into movies is yet to really take off in India. There have been a few attempts, like Basharat Peer’s Curfewed Nights being adapted by Vishal Bhardwaj as Haider. But there really hasn’t been a blockbuster series like Hollywood’s Lord of the Rings, Twilight or Hunger Games. That could change now. Filmmaker Karan Johar’s Dharma Production, which had bought the rights of Amish’s first bestseller, The Immortals of Meluha, has now acquired them for the entire Shiva Trilogy, which they hope to turn into a big budget film series by next year. Rights for Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy have also been sold. The script of the first book, Sea Of Poppies, has been worked upon, but is stuck at the funding stage. It would be amazing to follow the Ibis on the big screen!