Fox Developing Fantasy Series ‘Amulet’ as Movie

Fox Developing Fantasy Series 'Amulet' as
Courtesy of Scholastic

Fox is developing Kazu Kibuishi’s young-adult graphic novel series “Amulet” as a movie with Temple Hill partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey producing.

The studio has acquired movie rights to “Amulet” from Scholastic, which has published six books since 2008 starting with “Book One: The Stonekeeper.” “Book Seven: Firelight” will be released in February.

The story centers on a young girl who moves with her younger brother and mother into their great-grandfather’s house after their father died. The locals believe the house is haunted and the family discovers a small door in the basement leading to an alternate world of demons, robots, elves and intelligent animals.

Temple Hill’s credits include the Twilight and Maze Runner franchises along with “The Fault in Our Stars.”

Sylvie Rabineau of RWSG negotiated the deal for Kibuishi, who is also repped by Judy Hansen of Hansen Literary Management and attorney Darren Trattner at Jackoway Tyerman. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. anonymous says:

    I love this series and I can’t wait for the movies. hope the don’t shelf it like other studios have done with some amazing books.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh god, I wish Trellis would finally get some recognition he deserves! He did so much to earn their trust and they still don’t trust him. He saved all of their lives. On the ship, Luna Moth, for the first time, he made the torpedos go off course and they put it off as luck. Then, also on the ship, Emily jumped to save Cogsley and Miskit and Trellis saved her. How they were prejudice:
    Emily- Didn’t trust him when he saved her and her family. Book 3
    Navin- NONE
    Cogsley- NONE
    Miskit- “How do we know we can trust him?” Book 3
    Enzo- “If there’s one thing I’ve learned… You can NEVER trust an elf. Especially if that elf is the Elf King’s son!” Book 4
    Rico- NONE
    Vigo- NONE
    RedBeard- NONE
    He also has an excuse. Sybian was controlling him for a long time. Everyone is just prejudice because he is an elf and the King’s son. That isn’t his fault!
    Note: Quotes are not spot-on. I did this from memory.
    P.S: Add more if you know any I forgot!

  3. cassie says:

    if it is live action i may cry. Hope they do an animation like the artstyle

  4. allegiantus says:


    • Mark reeves says:

      I hope this true, i would love to see this movie happen. I love the graphic novel.

      • Yeah, lets just hope they don’t butcher the film. They should keep it as close to the graphic novels as possible, whilst also adding their own movie magic to it,]. I want this franchise to be as big as Harry Potter was, and have the enchantment of the first Narnia film.

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