Warner Bros. Plans The Lost Years of Merlin

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Warner Bros. is moving forward with a feature film adaptation of T.A. Barron’s young adult series The Lost Years of Merlin, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

Designed as a 12-book series, newcomer Ed Whitworth is set to adapt the first chapter for the screen, potentially establishing a feature film franchise based on a young version of the wizard from Arthurian legend.

“A raging sea tosses a boy upon the shores of ancient Wales,” begins the novel’s official description, “Left for dead, he has no memory, no name, and no home. But it is his determination to find out who he is—to learn the truth about his mysterious powers—that leads him to a strange and enchanted land. And it is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his personal quest are strangely entwined.”

The film version will be produced by Donald De Line (Yogi Bear, Green Lantern) and appears to be a separate project from the Merlin film in development at Working Title, announced late last year.