It’s changing time. According to the Hollywood Press Reporter, Scholastic is teaming up with Picturestart to produce a movie adjustment of Animorphs — i.e. the books that made you think you could become your own dog. What, simply me?
The news outlet reports that the popular series, written by Katherine Applegate and her spouse Michael Grant under the shared name K.A. Applegate, is getting its own film. This has been a very long time coming, as there have actually been many efforts to get a brand-new take on the books (there were rumours of an adjustment from Universal back in 2015, however nothing came of them). In a declaration, Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese said the business is delighted to finally bring the books to the big screen.
” The main styles of Animorphs have actually resonated strongly with kids for more than two decades, and the time is right for a feature movie that takes this fascinating sci-fi experience to another level for audiences today,” Lucchese said.
Animorphs is an all-ages book series that ran from 1996 to2001 It’s about 5 teens who are given the ability to transform into any animal they touch. They interact as part of a secret rebellion versus the Yeerks, a race of parasitic aliens that are gradually taking control of Earth. It may sound silly — and, in some ways, it is — however Animorphs is surprisingly extreme. The books dive into morality, war, dehumanisation, relationships and the sacrifices we make during times of crisis. It’s a series that grew with its audience, and individuals who remained through to the final chapters know just how ruthless the series became by the end of it.
Scholastic has likewise produced adjustments of Goosebumps and the upcoming Clifford and the Big Red Canine Those tasks do not influence too much self-confidence that Animorphs will precisely deal with the darker sides of its subject product, but all we can do is hope. There are also prepares to launch a series of graphic unique adjustments of the book series, beginning with Chris Gine’s take on The Intrusion on October sixth. Scholastic also revealed that it will be launching a “Retro Box Tin” this autumn including the first six books of the series with their original covers.
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