Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet headed for Hollywood

Variety reports that "acting sibs" Willow and Jaden Smith are following in their father Will’s footsteps of ruining fans’ hopes of seeing proper adaptations of their beloved books. (Just kidding.) Flight editor and Copper cartoonist Kazu Kibuishi’s young adult graphic novel series, Amulet (published by Scholastic, where you can find a preview of the first 16 pages), will be turned in a live action feature, to be produced by Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Jungle and Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overlook Entertainment.

One of five projected volumes has been released in the series, which tells the story of "a brother and sister who move into their late great-grandfather’s home after their father dies. They must use his amulet to rescue their widowed mother from a beast who lures her into an underground world."

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 23:13 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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