The Little House on the Prairie movie finds a new home at Paramount Pictures
In October of 2014, Sony Pictures replaced originally-attached director David Gordon Green with Martha Marcy May Marlene filmmaker Sean Durkin to make a feature adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic book series Little House on the Prairie. Shortly afterwards, the Little House on the Prairie movie was put into turnaround following the shakeups at the studio. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the story of the Ingalls family lives on at Paramount Pictures with Durkin still in place to direct.
The nine-book story first began in 1932 with the publication of “Little House in the Big Woods,” recalling Wilder’s own recollections of growing up with her family in a log cabin in 1871. The second book was titled “Little House on the Prairie” and its title became associated with the overall series. The property is also well-known for its adaptation into a long-running television series starring Michael Landon, which first aired between 1974 and 1984. An ABC miniseries adaptation of the first two books aired in 2005, as well as a musical mounted in 2008.
With Paramount now behind the film, Scott Rudin (Steve Jobs, The Grand Budapest Hotel) remains onboard as the producer of the Little House on the Prairie movie with a script by Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady).