Walden Media Plans Flat Stanley

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Walden Media has obtained the rights to the children’s book series Flat Stanley, Deadline reports. The plan is to adapt the story for a live-action feature.

First released in 1964, Flat Stanley was written by Jeff Brown and illustrated by Tomi Ungerer. The protagonist is Stanley Lambchop, a young boy who is flattened by a bulletin board in his sleep and awakens to find himself existing in just two dimensions.

Brown wrote five subsequent tales of Stanley’s adventures, including Stanley and the Magic Lamp, Stanley in Space, Stanley’s Christmas Adventure, Invisible Stanley and Stanley, Flat Again!

John Carls will produce through Wild Things Productions. He’s previously been responsible for the family-friendly Where the Wild Things Are, Open Season and Rango.