I did a few searches and didn't find anything.
I was just catching up on some fantasy author pages for new releases and noticed this...I didn't see a discussion about it anywhere...
News from Febuary 21st, 2005
| Universal Studios Options Magic Kingdom |
Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to Terry's book series Magic Kingdom of Landover for Stephen Sommers to direct. Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel have been hired to adapt the screenplay. Sommers also will produce the project along with partner Bob Ducsay through their Universal-based the Sommers Co. banner. David Alpert of Circle of Confusion also is producing.
Terry is very excited about this project because of the quality names attached to it. He will be writing a sixth installment of the series to be published next year around the time when the movie is released.
Sommers wrote and directed The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Van Helsing for Universal, so he is very experienced in directing CGI creations.
Ganz and Mandel's writing credits include Parenthood, City Slickers, Where the Heart Is, Multiplicity, Greedy, A League of Their Own, Splash, as well as the upcoming Fever Pitch and Robots. They also are big in the rewrite world, having worked on National Treasure and The Notebook.