MGM has acquired rights to the Jason Carter Eaton children’s book “The Facttracker” and will turn it into a live-action feature to be directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons Movie, Monsters, Inc.), reports Variety.
The author and his writing partner, Ian Lendler, will write the script. Shawn Levy will produce with Marc Platt in a co-production between their 21 Laps and Marc Platt Productions. Tom McNulty and Adam Siegel also will produce.
The book is a fable about Traakerfaxx, a town that produces all the facts in the world. The arrival of a salesman who peddles lies throws the town into chaos, and a young orphan and the reclusive Facttracker team up to save the town from becoming a haven for fibs.
The book, published in January, was illustrated by Pascale Constantin.