Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights to “The Familiars,” an upcoming children’s fantasy book series written by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Sam Raimi and Josh Donen are in negotiations to produce via their Stars Road Entertainment. Epstein and Jacobson also will write the script.
The series is said to offer a franchise set in a compelling world rich in detail. The first book follows three young wizard apprentices who, after being whisked away to an evil kingdom by a nefarious queen, must rely on their animal companions — an alley cat, a blue jay and a tree frog — to escape.