Variety reports that director and producer Martin Hynes will be adapting the soon to be released children’s book “The Magician’s Elephant” for the big screen. This tale tells of an orphan boy is told by a fortune teller that an elephant will guide him to his missing sister.
“What attracted me to the project was that Fox wanted to make a fable which could both be a classic but not take itself too seriously,” Hynes told Daily Variety. “The film we’ve referenced in terms of tone is ‘The Princess Bride’ — something that kids will enjoy, but adults will love on other levels.”
The book “The Magician’s Elephant” is the third book of Kate DiCamillo to be adapted for screen. Her other two book-to-screen successes are BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE and THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX.