A movie based on Polly Shulman’s young adult book series The Grimm Legacy, is set to come to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.
According to Deadline, David Gleeson is attached to write the adaptation, with Jane Goldenring producing the project. Gleeson also co-wrote the screenplay for the J.R.R. Tolkien biopic Tolkien, which stars Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins.
The Grimm Legacy was first published in 2010 and is the first part of a trilogy, which includes The Wells Bequest, and The Poe Estate. The company see this as potential franchise for their steaming service.
Published in 2010, The Grimm Legacy centers on Elizabeth who takes a job at the New York Circulating Material Repository, hoping to make new friends as well as pocket money. The Repository is no ordinary library. It lends out objects rather than books—everything from tea sets and hockey sticks to Marie Antoinette’s everyday wig. It’s also home to the Grimm Collection, a secret room in the basement. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales: seven-league boots, a table that produces a feast at the blink of an eye, Snow White’s stepmother’s sinister mirror that talks in riddles and has a will of its own. When the magical objects start to disappear, Elizabeth and her new friends embark on a dangerous quest to catch the thief before they’re accused of the crime themselves—or the thief captures them.