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Rawson Marshall Thurber Wants You To Choose Your Own Adventure
He'll direct the book series adaptation

28 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Last June, 20th Century Fox and Chronicle producer John Davis, clearly fuelled by nostalgia and the prospect of a new franchise, bought up the rights to adapt the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. The studio has now moved ahead with the idea, hiring We’re The Millers director Rawson Marshall Thurber to direct.

In addition to locking in someone to call the shots, Fox is hoping to hand scripting duties to two veteran family film scribblers, with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant – who have written both of the company’s massive Night At The Museum films and were involved in the third, due to shoot in London soon – in negotiations.

Despite The Hollywood Reporter ferreting out the deal information, no details have leaked as to the story focus. Given that the books – originally created by Edward Packard and R.A. Montgomery – span a variety of genres from Western to spy to mystery thriller and space, they’ve got a wide canvas to work on. The only common thread is the element of reader choice in determining the outcome, and we're not sure how that works on the big screen.

Given the writing choices, it would seem Fox wants another family friendly franchise, even though Thurber is an edgier type, responsible for Millers and Dodgeball. Still, we doubt there will be many swollen testicles swinging around the movie…


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I can see this going down a "Jumanji" kind of route, if they want to stick with the "choose your own adventure" theme. Annoying kids somehow choose where the next step in their no doubt exciting adventure will take them - could allow for a combination of genres potentially More

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