The author known as Lemony Snicket is again heading to the bigscreen — this time with adult fare.
GreeneStreet Films has bought “Adverbs,” the 2006 novel by Daniel Handler, who writes kidlit books under the Snicket moniker.
Handler will pen the screenplay. Ross Katz, who produced GreeneStreet co-production “In the Bedroom” as well as current period pic “Marie Antoinette,” will produce.
Novel is a series of interconnected stories about love, with characters fading in and dropping out of storylines. Each tale is grouped under a different adverb. Book was published by the Ecco Press, imprint of Snicket publisher HarperCollins.
GreeneStreet co-topper John Penotti said the project could retain many of the interconnected stories despite book’s disparate nature, though it’s also possible the film will concentrate on just a few.
Handler previously penned pics “Kill the Poor” and “Rick.”
Gotham-based GreeneStreet is concentrating on more star-driven projects as it opens an L.A. office under auspices of production chief Tim Williams.