Amazon, Fox Making The Stolen Child

ON

Amazon.com is moving forward with plans to produce its first movie, The Stolen Child, based on the fantasy novel by Keith Donahue.

The Seattle-based company optioned the film rights to the book in late 2006 and has since set up the property at 20th Century Fox, with Marc Platt attached to produce with Amazon.

Ron Nyswaner, who wrote the scripts for Philadelphia and The Painted Veil, had begun adapting the book before the writers hit the picket lines. With the strike over, Amazon is dusting off The Stolen Child again.

According to Variety, Donahue’s debut novel revolves around a man who was kidnapped by hobgoblins as a boy and replaced by a look-alike imposter. The book follows both versions of the character as they struggle through their new lives and environments.