Disney has entered early development on family drama film based on Kate DiCamillo’s novel Flora and Ulysses.
The film would head to Disney’s upcoming streaming service, which is set to debut sometime in 2019.
The novel centers on a cynical girl who spends her time reading comic books and a squirrel who is run over by the neighbor’s vacuum cleaner. The squirrel’s brush with death causes him to develop superpowers.
The book won the John Newbery Medal from the Association for Library Service to Children. Gil Netter is producing and Lena Khan will direct from a Brad Copeland adapted script. Sam Dickerman is the Disney exec.
Disney already has a lot of content in development for the streaming service including live-action remakes of Lady And The Tramp, Sword In The Stone, as well as Noelle starring Anna Kendrick, Magic Camp starring Adam Devine, Stargirl, 3 Men And A Baby, Don Quixote, Timmy Failure, The Paper Magician, and Togo.