Disney Options Rights to Strange Childrens Story – The Night Gardener
Jonathon Auxier’s novel The Night Gardener has been optioned by Disney reports Variety.
It will be developed by Sean Bailey’s Disney live-action group with Auxier adapting the script. Jim Whitaker will produce.
The book is Auxier’s follow-up to his widely popular “Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes,” with this story following two orphan siblings who travel to work as servants at the creepy, crumbling Windsor estate, but neither the house nor its inhabitants are quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious specter and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives.
JONATHAN AUXIER writes strange stories for strange children. His first novel Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes was an ABA New Voices pick and a BookPage Magazine “Best Book” of 2011. His new book The Night Gardener ia a Junior Library Guild selection, an ABA IndieNext pick, an Amazon Editor’s Pick of the Month, and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, The Silver Birch Award, and the Texas Bluebonnet Award. He lives in Pittsburgh with his family and their adorable pet umbrella.
About this news, Jonathan said – “Obviously this is still very far from being an actual movie, but thrilling nonetheless!”
You can find out more about the author and his other works HERE