’90s children rejoice as Animorphs is making a comeback. This time, on the large display screen. Scholastic has partnered with Picturestart, which launched final 12 months, to adapt the favored sequence of books by Okay.A. Applegate right into a film for the primary time. And that is simply the tip of the iceberg, because the writer is trying to deliver the sequence again in a giant method.
In accordance with a brand new report, the Animorphs film is about to be co-developed and co-produced by Scholastic and Picturestart, which is headed up by Erik Feig. Throughout his profession, Feig has produced hits akin to The Starvation Video games franchise, Flawed Flip, La La Land and The Hitman’s Bodyguard. There is no such thing as a phrase but on who could also be tapped to pen the screenplay, neither is it clear who will find yourself within the director’s chair. Feig had this to say about it in a press release.
“We could not be extra excited to work with Scholastic to adapt Animorphs, an iconic guide sequence with a wildly distinctive mixture of thrilling, witty, outlandish and grounded components that really feel all too related for our occasions. We all know these books have a deservedly deep bench of passionate followers, ourselves included, and we hope to make Katherine Applegate and her co-author, Michael Grant, proud as we deliver Jake, Marco, Cassie, Rachel, and Tobias to life for a brand new era.”
The story, usually talking, facilities on a gaggle of 5 people, Jake, Marco, Cassie, Rachel and Tobias, in addition to an alien, Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill, aka Ax. They acquire the power to remodel into any animal they contact and use their powers to fight a secret alien invasion. Scholastic’s Iole Lucchese had this to say about it.
“The central themes of Animorphs have resonated strongly with children for greater than twenty years, and the time is correct for a characteristic movie that takes this fascinating sci-fi journey to a different degree for audiences at present. Picturestart has an unbelievable monitor file of success, and Erik and his group are the proper companions to assist deliver this thrilling new sequence primarily based on the adventure-packed books to film screens.”
Along with the film, Scholastic can also be set to launch a graphic novel adaptation of the Animorphs sequence on October 6. Chris Gine tailored the primary novel, The Invasion, for the writer’s Graphix imprint. Moreover, the unique six books within the sequence are set to be re-released this fall in a “Retro Field Tin.” The books will include their authentic 90s covers.
Animorphs was initially printed as a sequence of books between 1996 and 2001. In complete, 54 books had been produced with greater than 35 million copies printed. This marks the primary time that the property will likely be tailored as a film. A brief-lived TV present was produced that ran for 2 seasons from 1998 to 1999. We’ll be sure you preserve you posted as additional particulars on the mission are made obtainable. This information involves us by way of The Hollywood Reporter.