Playwright Found For Guardians

David Lindsay-Abaire tackles fantasy

Playwright Found For Guardians

by Helen O'Hara |
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David Lindsay-Abaire, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter for Spider-Man 4, has signed on to write the script for The Guardians, the DreamWorks fantasy kid's movie based on an upcoming series of books called The Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce.

Yes, the books aren't even published yet and they've already got a scriptwriter. The premise of the stories is that Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Man in the Moon and Jack Frost are part of a team that protects children from the forces of evil. Presumably with super-powers like eating cookies, hiding eggs and, er, shining in the sky at night.

Lindsay-Abaire got his big break when his play, Rabbit Hole, won Tony Awards and Pulitzer Prizes in 2007, and has written screenplays for Inkheart and Robots as well as Shrek the Musical back on Broadway.

This effort, meanwhile, has Peter Ramsey set to direct - he was Head of Story on Monsters vs. Aliens and directed the spin-off Halloween TV special called Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space (best. Title. Ever.). Joyce, who also created Meet the Robinsons, will be his co-director.

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