Warner Bros. hat sich die Rechte an Piers Anthony's Fantasy-Saga "Xanth" gesichert...
Der erste "Xanth"-Film "A Spell for Chameleon" - evtl. unter der Regie von Chris Palmer - wird nicht vor 2015 in die Kinos kommen...
Chris Palmer is attached to direct A Spell for Chameleon for Warner Bros. Pictures. Wolfgang Petersen is producing via his Radiant Productions along with David Benioff, says The Hollywood Reporter.
"Chameleon" is based on the Piers Anthony novel that kicked off his incredibly popular and long-running Xanth novel series. The story is set in the kingdom of Xanth, where everyone has magical powers, and centers on a young man who is exiled for having none. He later returns to reveal his true gift when the kingdom needs saving.
"The 'Harry Potter' books are about magic people and Muggles, humans who have no powers and, ironically, the people reading them are Muggles themselves," Palmer said. "So I like this idea of turning that around. I like how (the main character's) lack of magical abilities ends up saving the day."
The Hollywood News meldet...
Writer-Director Tom McCanlies has signed to debut behind cameras with the long-awaited adaptation of Piers Anthony's "A Spell For Chameleon".
The novel, first published in 1977, was turned into a 30-books series collectively known as the "Xanth Development", and firmly established author Anthony in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy realm. "Chameleon" starts off the series with a character named Bink, a young man who faces exile form his magical world of Xanth, unless he can develop some sort of power like everyone else on the planet.
Warner Bros announced the project back in July, with Wolfgang Petersen and author David Benioff to produce. Both are still attached to the live-action adaptation. No star has yet been linked.
McMcanlies' previous credits include a BAFTA Award-winning screenplay for "The Iron Giant".
Warner Bros. has bought rights to the Piers Anthony-penned fantasy novel series "Xanth" to be produced by Troy director Wolfgang Petersen and writer David Benioff, along with Diana Rathbun of Petersen's Radiant Productions.
A Spell for Chameleon is the first book in the series, which will see its 30th installment published next year, says Variety.
The novels concern a boy named Bink in the world of Xanth, where every inhabitant is supposed to possess magical power. Unless Bink can discover his power, he'll be banished from his homeland. That leads him on an adventure..
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Evtl. 2015 !?!
Wenn überhaupt ;-)