Disney and Rudin Purchase Dangerous Book

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Disney and Scott Rudin have bought the screen rights to The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Written by British siblings Conn and Hal Iggulden, the book was a smash bestseller when published by HarperCollins in the U.K. last year, and a version slightly altered for American readers was released in May.

The book consists of short chapters on subjects ranging from famous historical battles to knot-tying techniques, coin tricks, astronomy and how to hunt and cook a rabbit.

The movie approach to the book is likely to be a yarn revolving around the struggle fathers face in raising their sons and balancing a natural instinct to shelter them from harm with their sons’ natural desire for adventure and even a bit of danger.