Framelight Prods. has set David Uslan to adapt the Tom Trueheart children's book trilogy into a series of live-action feature films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The first film is based on the 2007 book "The Secret History of Tom Trueheart," on a planned $60 million budget. A screenwriter will be hired shortly.
An adventure fantasy, the "Trueheart" series follows a young boy and his older brothers in the Land of Stories. The original "Trueheart" was published in 2007, and a second book, "Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories," was published last year.
Beck is working on a third literary adventure, "Tom Trueheart and the Land of Myths and Legends." Framelight and Uslan acquired rights to the three books last week.
Production on the first live-action pic is targeted for a mid-2010 start.