Warner Bros. has secured the screen rights to Welsh author Jenny Nimmos MIDNIGHT FOR CHARLIE BONE and the four additional books in the fantasy series, reports VARIETY. WB-based Thunder Roads Basil Iwanyk and Alysia Cotter will produce. Neil Alsip will adapt the books. WB execs Lynn Harris and Geoff Shaevitz will oversee the project for the studio.
The plot follows Charlie Bone and his family who have various magical powers. With the gift of being able to hear past conversations from photographs taken at that time, Charlie investigates the disappearance of a girl. However, his relatives the descendants of the magical Red King seem to get in his way.