Chris Colfer To Make Feature Film Directorial Debut
Glee star Chris Colfer is set to make his feature film directorial debut in an adaptation of his best selling book series The Land of Stories! Colfer will write the screenplay as well.
Twentieth Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps are teaming with Chris Colfer to adapt the actor-turned-author’s best-selling fantasy series The Land of Stories for the big screen.
Fox has picked up the rights to the book series with 21 Laps’ Levy and Dan Levine on board to produce.
In a striking move, the 27-year-old Colfer will not only write the script adapting The Wishing Spell, the first book of the multimillion-selling series, but will also make his directorial debut with the project.
Launched with Wishing Spell in 2012, when Colfer was in the middle of his six-season award-winning turn on Fox's musical comedy series Glee, the Land of Stories universe has grown to include novels, illustrated picture books, audiobooks, in-world chapter books and an upcoming graphic novel. The sixth and final novel in the series, Worlds Collide, is set to be published July 11, with Colfer embarking on a 20-city author tour celebrating the series’ finale.
Wishing Spell follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey who, after the loss of their father, are transported into a magic book in which the classic fairy tales have come to life. Thrust into a world where they come face-to-face with the characters they’ve only read about in stories, the kids must fight dark forces in order to return home.