Moonbot Studios has announced that it will acquire film rights to the Olivia Kidney trilogy of young adult books by award-winning author Ellen Potter. The series is published by Philomel (a division of Penguin/Putnam). Moonbot plans to develop Olivia’s Alice in Wonderland-like adventures as a live-action film with significant animation sequences. The film rights deal was handled by David Lipman and Michael Siegel for Moonbot and for Ellen Potter by Alice Tasman and Jennifer Weltz of Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
“At Moonbot, we’re grabbing for magic and Olivia Kidney has captivated us,” said William Joyce, Moonbot co-founder and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” “Ellen Potter has crafted a unique and enchanting fantasy that we can’t wait to bring to life as a film.”
Moonbot Studios has also recently acquired film rights to “The Extincts” by Veronica Cossanteli, published by Chicken House Entertainment. Both books will become part of Moonbot’s slate for feature films, chosen because of their high-caliber of storytelling, immersive worlds and charming characters. These are the first books optioned by Moonbot outside of their internally-developed IP including “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” “The Numberlys” and “The Lollipop 3.”
Source: Moonbot Studios