Chris Colfer will no longer be full of wishful thinking that his ‘The Last Of Stories’ novels will hit the big screen as he’ll be writing and directing ‘The Wishing Spell’ which is the first novel in the series. He’s teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps to bring his work to theaters everywhere. From actor to an author we’ll now see Colfer add director to his already impressive resume. He has a couple of writing credits already with the 2014 Glee episode “Old Dog, New Tricks” and ‘Struck by Lightning’ which was a film released in 2012.
The two producing studios have picked up the rights to the entire series and Dan Levine is also on board to produce.
The first novel in the series was released in 2012 while Colfer was still half way through his six-season run on ‘Glee, ‘ and now the series has multiple “novels, illustrated picture books, audiobooks, in-world chapter books and an upcoming graphic novel.” The final installment in the series is the sixth novel which is titled ‘Worlds Collide’ and is set to be released on July 11th, 2017.
‘The Wishing Spell’ introduced the world to Alex and Conner Briley, two twins who end up in a magical world once they lose their father. Characters from classic fairy tales are alive her, and the pair must fight against pure evil in order to not just survive but have a chance of returning to their home.
Are you looking forward to ‘The Wishing Spell’ and the rest of “The Land Of Stories” heading to the big screen? Will this be six films that will have you as enthralled as the Harry Potter series which is probably the closest comparison or will it hit the same fatigue that other YA films have been coming up against? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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