Every time a telephone rings, another kiddy book gets optioned for theatrical distribution. According to Variety, the British series Children of the Lamp is being made into a film by DreamWorks.

P.B. Kerr's fantasy anthology follows a family of genies as they get involved in many wacky adventures. The clan looks human, but they have the power to grant any wish imaginable. Lee Hall will be adapting the series for the screen.

Nina Jacobson will produce the first installment, with more to hopefully come in the future. Jacobson stated, "My kids and I read the first book for fun and fell in love with Phillip Kerr's premise, characters and sense of humor. We were all so excited when DreamWorks shared our enthusiasm."

There was no word on when the film would start shooting.

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