Framelight Productions and David Uslan are set to adapt the “Tom Trueheart” children’s book trilogy into a series of feature films, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Production on a first live-action film, based on the 2007 book “The Secret History of Tom Trueheart,” is targeted for a mid-2010 start on a planned $60 million budget.
Framelight’s Jeffrey D. Erb and Robert L. Robinson Jr. will join Uslan in producing the film, with the series’ British author, Ian Beck, on board as executive producer. A screenwriter will be hired shortly.
An adventure fantasy, the “Trueheart” series follows a young boy and his older brothers in the Land of Stories. The original “Trueheart” was published in 2007, and a second book, “Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories,” was published last year.
Beck is working on a third adventure, “Tom Trueheart and the Land of Myths and Legends.” Framelight and Uslan acquired rights to the three books last week.