Creation Entertainment Media and Magic Frame Animation are teaming up to develop and produce and feature film adaptation of Georges Alexander Vagan’s detective adventure book series that follows young Paul Martin as he traverses a land of perpetual Christmas and snow.
A classic Christmas tale is coming to the big screen! Creation Entertainment Media and Magic Frame Animation (Secret Magic Control Agency) are teaming up to develop and produce an animated feature film adaptation of Georges Alexander Vagan’s book series, “Paul Martin and the Magic Magnifying Glass.” A script for the first animated feature is currently in development.
“I couldn’t ask for a better partnership to turn Paul Martin’s fantasy detective world into films fit for the screen,” Georges Alexander Vagan, author and creator of Paul Martin, told Deadline.
Originally written in French, the five-novel detective fantasy series follows the adventures of Paul Martin in a world of perpetual Christmas and snow. The first film will largely follow the events of the first book, “Paul Martin and the Magic Magnifying Glass,” wherein Paul finds Saint Nicholas’ magic magnifying glass and undergoes trials of good and evil as both parties contend for his very soul.
“The first book, and now film, introduces Paul to the world. The second, called “The Order of The Star of Bethlehem,” returns when Paul is grown up and has become a journalist, leading an investigation of a mysterious murder. The third, “The Crown of Seven Kingdoms,” delves even further into the battle between light, St Nicholas, and darkness, Paul’s enemy Arius. The fourth finds Paul nearing the end of his life, when his legacy depends on his grandson Jean-Pierre to save the world. The true meaning at the core of all these stories, however, is that it is only love that can save the world.”
Lidia Chirita, Head of Sales and Co-Productions at Magic Frame Animation, adds, “This magical book series is much loved already by families and children across the world and lends itself perfectly to a wintery adventure to be told through animation. There is a beautiful depth to the universe Georges has created with Paul Martin and we are looking forward to telling it to more audiences and using our signature animation styles and experienced creatives to paint a Christmas world for the screen.”
The beloved series has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide over various forms of media. The first film is expected to release in 2025.