DreamWorks Buys Children of the Lamp


DreamWorks has bought he film rights to British kids book series “Children of the Lamp,” and set it up with Nina Jacobson to produce, reports Variety. Screenwriter Lee Hall will adapt.

The first three books in author P.B. Kerr’s fantasy series have sold more than one million copies worldwide. Next book, “The Day of the Djinn Warrior,” is due out in September.

The series follows the international adventures of a family of djinn — or genies — who pass for human, but have the power to grant wishes.

Jacobson is no stranger to children’s stories. When president of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, she oversaw the “Chronicles of Narnia,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Princess Diaries” franchises.