It looks like N.D. Wilson's children's fantasy book series trilogy 100 Cupboards, Dandelion Fire, and The Chestnut King are going to find their way up on the big screen. Beloved Pictures has acquired the rights to the series, which were all released by Random House.
The trilogy chronicles the incredible journeys of Henry York, who discovers that the old Kansas farmhouse he calls home harbors mysterious cupboards leading to worlds and dangers beyond his imagination. Surrounded by his quirky Uncle Frank and lovable Aunt Dotty, along with cousins Henrietta, Penelope, and Anastasia, Henry discovers his true self in the struggle against the deathless and once-imprisoned evil he has unwittingly unleashed into the worlds.
Beloved Pictures CEO Michael Ludlum had this to say,
This is truly one of the most outstanding works of fiction our company has ever had the pleasure to read, Wilson is an incredible writer with an imagination that knows no bounds. We are thrilled to help shepherd this instant classic to the screen, and believe it will garner the same type of fan loyalty and passion as other successful book-to-film brands.
The author of the series says that he's thrilled about his stories being adapted into movies, and believes that his stories are in good hands with Beloved Pictures.
I should be nervous, handing my stories off to producers, but I'm actually thrilled. Beloved's enthusiasm for the books makes me confident that these projects are in the right hands.
Here is the official description of the first book 100 Cupboards.
Twelve-year-old Henry York wakes up one night to find bits of plaster in his hair. Two knobs have broken through the wall above his bed and one of them is slowly turning . . .Henry scrapes the plaster off the wall and discovers cupboards of all different sizes and shapes. Through one he can hear the sound of falling rain. Through another he sees a glowing room–with a man pacing back and forth! Henry soon understands that these are not just cupboards, but portals to other worlds.
Everyone is out trying to find the next big fantasy franchise to take over Harry Potter when it's over. This sounds like a cool little story. It should be interesting to see how it turns out.
Have any of your read this book series? If so will it make a good film?