The former Glee star is looking to take his popular children’s book series to the big screen.
After meetings with Warner Bros., Chris Colfer’s THE LAND OF STORIES YA book series will continue to shop film rights around town. In addition to writing a bestselling children’s book series, you may recognize this author from his role as Kurt Hummel in Fox’s Glee.
In 2012, Colfer released the first book in the series called The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. It followed the lives of twins Alex and Connor as they are magically teleported to a world where fairy tales live. The books have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list and are now making the rounds for their eventual big screen adaptation with Rob Weisbach repping the film rights.
The series has been favorably compared to Harry Potter, The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Percy Jackson. The latest entry, The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms, hits shelves this past July.
The books definitely connect with the escapism that many tweens and teens embrace, and with an identifiable setup like living in a single-parent household, these films should make a welcome addition to a lot of family film nights.
Colfer’s first novel, Struck By Lightning, has already been adapted into a film starring Colfer, Allison Janney, Christina Hendricks, Dermot Mulroney, and Sarah Hyland.