Walden taps ‘City’ scribe

Rothenberg to adapt 'Beasts' for screen

Walden Media has tapped David Rothenberg (“Modoc”) to adapt Isabel Allende’s “City of the Beasts,” a tale of kidnapping in the Amazon rainforests.

Barrie Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) will produce and Rothenberg will co-produce.

“City of the Beasts,” the first book in Allende’s trilogy, centers on a 15-year-old adventurer and his 12-year-old sister who discover “People of the Mist” and the mythical city of El Dorado. It was published in 2002 by HarperCollins, followed by “Kingdom of the Golden Dragon” and “Forest of the Pygmies.”

“City of the Beasts” would be the third Allende book adapted into a film after “Of Love and Shadows” and “The House of the Spirits.”

HarperCollins is partnered with Walden Media and Disney on “The Chronicles of Narnia” film franchise.

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