Paramount Goes on The Search for WondLa


Paramount Pictures is optioning the film rights to author Tony DiTerlizzi’s “The Search for WondLa,” coming to stores in September. DiTerlizzi createded the popular children’s book series “The Spiderwick Chronicles” with Holly Black.

Publisher Simon & Schuster describes “The Search for WondLa” as follows:

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTrlizzi’s vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine’s world.