Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have signed Kevin Lima (Enchanted) to direct Spook’s Apprentice, reports Variety.
He and the “Spook’s” producing team flew to London last week to work on the adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s children’s book, first in a six-part series, about a 13-year-old boy who learns about wizardry from a forbidding old spook.
Matt Greenberg originally adapted the project, which Warners and Legendary are co-producing and co-financing along with Thunder Road. Thunder Road’s Basil Iwanyk is producing with Lionel Wigram and Lima’s producing partner, Chris Chase. Alysia Cotter, who brought the project to the studio before she joined Legendary, is executive producing.