Aron Coleite, executive producer of TNT's "Home" and co-executive producer of the upcoming "Star Trek" TV series, has been tapped to write an adaptation of Scholastic's "Amulet" comics for the big screen.
According to Deadline, Fox is taking over the project, which was originally set up at Warner Bros. with Will Smith, James Lassiter and Akiva Goldsman producing. The project was to star Smith's children, Willow and Jaden. The new take from Fox sees Marty Bowen ("Twilight") and Wyck Godfrey ("I, Robot") producing.
Based on the series of OGNs by writer-artist Kazu Kibuishi, "Amulet" follows Emily Hayes, a girl who, upon moving to her great-grandfather's house, discovers a magical amulet that gives her mystical powers. When she opens a passageway to the fictional world of Alledia, Emily, along with her brother and mother, set off to defeat the villainous Elf King once and for all. Published by Scholastic, "Amulet" debuted in 2008, with the seventh volume, "Firelight," being the most recent. Kibuishi plans nine volumes in total for the series.
No release date has been set for the "Amulet" film.