Actor writer Chris Colfer will be writing the screenplay for the movie adaptation of his middle grade book, THE WISHING SPELL.
Chris Colfer, the Glee alum actor made an even bigger name for himself when his middle grade fantasy series, The Land of Stories, began in 2012 with The Wishing Spell. And now, we learn that Twentieth Century Fox, along with Shawn Levy’s production company 21 Laps, have teamed with Colfer to adapt the book into film.
Even bigger news than that is that Chris Colfer is not only writing the screenplay for the movie, but he will be directing the movie as well, and will mark his directorial debut.
Wishing Spell follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey who, after the loss of their father, are transported into a magic book in which the classic fairy tales have come to life. Thrust into a world where they come face-to-face with the characters they’ve only read about in stories, the kids must fight dark forces in order to return home.
With the first movie for the series set to happen, the book series will be coming to an end. The sixth and final book of The Land of Stories, Worlds Collide, is set to hit stores July 11th.
Check out the beautiful cover, which was revealed in April of this year, with the synopsis below.
In the highly anticipated conclusion to the Land of Stories series, Conner and Alex must brave the impossible. All of the Land of Stories fairy tale characters–heroes and villains–are no longer confined within their world!
With mayhem brewing in the Big Apple, Conner and Alex will have to win their biggest battle yet. Can the twins restore order between the human and fairy tale world?
Breathtaking action mixed with laugh out loud moments and lots of heart will make this a gripping conclusion for many fans!
You can order a copy of The Wishing Spell to get started on the series, or order a copy of Worlds Collide to become enchanted once final time in The Land of Stories.