Production company partners with book series owner
Red Crown Prods. has partnered with Vermont-based Chooseco to adapt its book series “Choose Your Own Adventure” for film and TV.
Series encompasses more than 185 titles released 1979-99, starting with R.A. Montgomery’s “The Abominable Snowman.” Individual stories, told in the second person, cover a variety of genres and offer branching narrative paths based on choices the reader makes about the protag’s actions.
With more than 250 million books in print, series has been published in 38 different languages.
New incarnations of the property aim to explore the series’ similarities with new-media interactivity while tapping nostalgic auds who grew up during the series’ 1980s heyday.
Privately fund- ed producer Red Crown was launched last year by Daniela Taplin Lundberg and Daniel Crown. It recently optioned graphic novel “Tumor” for a film version helmed by Samuel Bayer, and also will go into production this month on David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga starrer “Goats.”