Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Red Band Triple 9 Trailer Hits The Streets
Bad cops, bad cops, whatcha gonna do...
Jack Huston And Jennifer Aniston Join The Yellow Birds
But Benedict Cumberbatch will be Sir Not Appearing In This Film
Jessica Jones Goes To Work In A New Netflix Promo
Hell's Kitchen, here we come
Peter Sarsgaard Moves To The New Twin Peaks
And a new promo video is online...
Joe Robert Cole In Talks To Write Marvel's Black Panther
Amber Lake man gets the first crack at T'Challa
New Full Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
''We all have one enemy... And that's President Snow...''
Exclusive New Trailer For The Fear Of 13
First look at the acclaimed new death row documentary
The Good Dinosaur Digs Up A New Trailer
New Trumbo Trailer Released
Bryan Cranston braves the blacklist
Tom Hiddleston Explains Loki's Absence From Avengers Age Of Ultron
'It was imbalancing people's expectations'
Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII
'Rian Johnson is infusing the film with new steroids'
F. Gary Gray Looks Set To Direct Fast & Furious 8
Straight Outta Compton director in the frame
Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man
Joining Donald Sutherland and Blake Cooper
Jon Voight On For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also cast in the Potter spin-off
Capture The Flag Captures A Trailer
Un viaje familiar a la luna
More Movie News

Fox To Adapt The Stolen Child also on board?!?

22 February 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit has been expanding for a long while now, selling not only DVDs, books and CDs, but toys, games, hardware, software, clothes, groceries and Lord knows what else. Nothing wrong with that – that’s capitalism in full effect.

But we weren’t expecting them to actually, y’know, make a movie.

Yet that’s exactly what the company is doing, in association with Fox.

The unlikely partners have announced plans to produce The Stolen Child, an adaptation of the kids’ fantasy novel by Keith Donahue.

Now, in this post-Potter landscape, we’re always a little wary of the latest kids’ flick to come down the pipe, given that most of them seem like empty and cynical attempts to follow in the footsteps of Warner’s cash-chugging behemoth.

But The Stolen Child sounds like it might be promising. Bear in mind that we haven’t read the book – perhaps we should buy it through – but the premise, in which a young boy is kidnapped by hobgoblins and replaced with a look-alike, certainly sounds intriguing.

Amazon actually secured the rights back in 2006, and had set Ron Nyswaner to write the script before the Writers Strike delayed matters. Now, with that done and dusted, it’s go go go again, with Marc Platt producing for the Seattle-based company.

It’s certainly an intriguing development, and we look forward to other companies following Amazon’s lead and heading into movie production. B&Q: The Movie will just blow your mind!

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New US No 1 Has Unique Vantage Point
Thriller sits atop American b.o. chart
Witherspoon, Rogen In Monsters vs Aliens
Voice cast and first pic of 3D animation

Your Comments

Just to reinforce what J3NND3NT said... The Stolen Child is absolutely not a children's book. It's very adult in nature and themes, it would make a great drama, although likely to be similar to The Changeling... not sure if that's the right name, but I think a similar production is in progress. More

Posted by ColleenCuisine at 07:09 on 26 February 2008 | Report This Post

As much as I loved the book, I just can't picture it in movie form. Also, The Stolen Child is definitely NOT a kids book! It's a really dark book. If its made into anything resembling a kids movie, I'd be really upset considering that is not what the book is aimed at. Read the book before seeing the movie, its a quick, easy read, but very different and insightful. Like I said, its dark and even sad at certain points, but very good. More

Posted by J3NND3NT at 02:16 on 24 February 2008 | Report This Post

HAHAHA B&G:The Movie LOL! What's the world coming to? More

Posted by mozzy_gal at 20:36 on 22 February 2008 | Report This Post

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)