LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “The Stoneheart Trilogy,” a young-adult fantasy book series by Charlie Fletcher, is moving towards a big-screen adaptation, with Robert Zemeckis’ production company, ImageMovers, and Walt Disney Pictures in negotiations to pick up film rights to the material.
The books revolve around a 12-year-old London boy who enters a hidden alternate world where statues, imbued with the essence of their makers, come to life. The boy’s presence upsets a balance between good and evil, and while dealing with such creatures as sphinxes and gargoyles, he teams with an orphan girl and the statue of a World War I gunner to try to set things right.
The intent is to adapt “Stoneheart” using performance-capture technology.
The third “Stoneheart” book, “Silvertongue,” is due in stores next month.
Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters