Fox/Disney Is Adapting THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI into a Film

Chris Van Allsburg has already had some of his books adapted for the silver screen including Jumanji and Polar Express. Now, his first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, is making its way to theaters.

Fox/Disney has recently acquired the rights to adapt the book into a film, and they’re already putting people to work. Darren Lemke is adapting the book into a screenplay, and Bill Teitler and Mike Weber will be producing it.

Sometimes that very thin line between illusion and reality is not as clearly defined as we would like it to be. It certainly wasn’t the day that Alan Mitz stumbled into the garden of Abdul Gasazi. For in this bizarre and eerie place — where strange topiary trees loomed — the evil visage of Gasazi casts its shadow. And even after Alan escaped, the spell of Gasazi still seemed to penetrate into his everyday world. In this extraordinary, unusual, and unique picture book, Chris Van Allsburg explores both the real and surreal worlds with incredible deftness. In doing so, he has created exquisite and beautiful images that will continue to haunt readers long after they have left the enchanted garden of Abdul Gasazi.

Have you read The Garden of Abdul Gasazi? Do you think it’ll be a good film? Who should star and who should direct?

Via: Deadline

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