Fox will retain all screen rights to the books, and will have the ability to adapt the numerous stories through multiple platforms. The next step now is to decide which story to bring to the silver screen, out of the Choose Your Own Adventure library that spans more than 180 titles. In the books, readers can choose which path they want to take at a number of different points in the story. It is not known how this innovative storytelling aspect will be handled in the movie version.
The concept was created by Edward Packard, who teamed up with R.A. Montgomery in 1975 for a series of books that allowed the reader to decide where they wanted to go with the story. After a small run of books through their Vermont-based publisher, they struck a deal with Bantam Books in the late 1970s, and the series exploded in popularity, while also spawning numerous imitations. The Choose Your Own Adventure series ran through the late 1990s, with over 250 million books sold worldwide.
R.A. Montgomery will executive produce with his wife and business partner Shannon Gilligan, along with Damien Saccani and Red Crown's Daniela Taplin Lundberg. No production schedule was released.