Wednesday, February 11, 2009

CHERUB’S TEEN SPIES ON THE BIG SCREEN!

CHERUB’S TEEN SPIES ON THE BIG SCREEN!

I’VE BLOGGED ABOUT ROBERT MUCHAMORE’S TEEN SPY CHERUB SERIES IN THE PAST, COMPARING IT FAVORABLY TO THE ALEX RIDER SERIES, BUT WITH A MORE REALISTIC GROUNDING. NOW THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER TELLS US BBC HAS ANNOUNCED A FEATURE FILM VERSION ~

BERLIN -- BBC Films is getting into the big-screen franchise business for the first time in its history, commissioning a script based on the first of a series of teenage spy books written by Robert Muchamore.

Billed as "more Bourne than Bond," the series of novels are known as the Cherub books. Ronan Bennett has written a screenplay for BBC Films for the first outing and helmer Chris Smith, who shot to commercial success with his big screen debut "Creep" will direct.

BBC Films board member Joe Oppenheimer said the shoot is planned for August, but no budget has been drawn up yet. Billed as a kids' actioner, the movie will include skateboard chases and lots of action. It will be produced by Sarah Radclyffe with Hanway Films selling worldwide in Berlin. The BBC said is hopes to partner with a studio on the project with a view to creating a franchise. There are five books in the series to date.


A TIP OF THE FEDORA TO THE DOUBLE O SECTION

1 comment:

Connor said...

I enjoyed the Cherub series, although the Cherub book Class 'A' had teens taking drugs like sweets.
I prefer the other teen spy's by Anthony Horowitz.
Alex Rider and Jason Steed.

They are the best selling teen hero's and no one is more like a young Jason Bourne than Jason Steed, and no one is more like a young James Bond than Alex Rider.