A KotLC (Keeper of the Lost Cities) live-action film adaptation was confirmed on January 11th (2021) with both an article from Deadline[4] and through posts on Shannon Messenger's Instagram[5] and Twitter[6] accounts, along with additional sites posting the general message. The script will be written by Kate Gritmon and Ben Affleck, with the film directed by the latter. Madison Ainley will be the executive producer. The project will be produced by Ben Affleck's production company, Pearl Street Films. Further details regarding the film have not been released.

Plot[edit | edit source]

A twelve-year-old girl discovers she is an elf, and must leave behind her old life with the humans. However, not everyone in the Lost Cities are thrilled about Sophie's arrival, and there's someone out there who would do anything to learn the secrets buried deep in her mind. This is based off of the first book of the Keeper Of The Lost Cities Series, Keeper Of The Lost Cities". Sophie faces off with dangerous enemies with the help of her brave friends.

Development[edit | edit source]

The movie is currently in very early development stages, and not much is known about it.

Extra Info[edit | edit source]

Shannon Messenger states that she talked with Ben Affleck (director), and that he and Kate Gritmon (screenwriter) have read the entire series, and he has a very good understanding of it. Shannon has also stated that she has no say at all in casting and auditions, and will try to keep people updated if any new news about the movie arises on her social platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).

About the Series
Series Page

Released Books
Keeper of the Lost CitiesExileEverblazeNeverseenLodestarNightfallFlashbackLegacyUnlocked

Unreleased Books
Book 9 (unconfirmed title)


Short Stories
Keefe Short Story (Nightfall)Keefe Short Story (Flashback)Fitz Short StoryTam Short Story

Shannon MessengerJason ChanLaura HollingsworthCourtney GodbeyFelia HanakataKarin Paprocki

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