Disney will be bringing the “House of Secrets” book series to life with a brand new television series!
It was just announced this week that co-author Chris Columbus, and his 26th Street Pictures partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe, is developing a show based on his middle school fantasy book series.
The trilogy of books were written by Chris and the late Ned Vizzini, with the first book being released in 2013.
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In House of Secrets, siblings Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia Walker aren’t pleased when their family relocates to a creepy Victorian house once owned by an occult novelist, Denver Kristoff. By the time the Walkers realize that their new neighbor has sinister plans for them, they’re trapped in the magical house, traveling through the fantastical intertwined universes of Kristoff’s novels.
“Chris, Michael and Mark tell stories that resonate with multiple audiences, across generations and genres that deliver a sense of magic and wonderment through definitional characters. There is so much affinity for their acclaimed films, and we are delighted to be working with them to develop ‘House of Secrets’ into a thrilling Disney+ series,” Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television, said in a statement.
If you didn’t know, Chris, Michael and Mark are responsible for bringing us such films as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, all of which Chris directed.
Chris has also directed Home Alone, Mrs Doubtfire, Rent, The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two, Pixels and more.
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