Locksmith Animation will bring Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles series of books to the screen, it’s been revealed.

Having released its debut film – Ron’s Gone Wrong – last autumn, the UK’s Locksmith Animation is already hard at work on its next couple of projects. But looking even further afield, it’s now added a deal for Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles series of books with a view of turning them into movies.

Cheerily, the books are set in a future world where a pandemic has struck, and thinks aren’t going particularly well. Set on Earth and its colony, Lunar, the books then frame classic fairy tales into this background. Thus, the first – Cinder – is based on Cinderella, and the follow-ups are Scarlet, Cress and Winter.

It’s not hard to see Locksmith wanting to make a franchise out of these if the first goes down well.

As Locksmith co-founder Julie Lockhart, who also sits as president of production, says, “Marissa’s books successfully turn well-known fairy tales into an epic, modern saga that will be engaging and relevant to today’s audiences. We could not be more thrilled about collaborating with her on bringing her vision to life through animation”.

More as we hear it.

THR

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