Paramount Pictures and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura have optioned the novel, Kringle by Tony Abbott.

Mark Dindal has been hired to direct the family adventure film, as well as co-write with Jason Richman. Variety reports the live-action epic will feature warriors, battles and fairies as it explores the origin of the Kris Kringle myth and how Christmas came to be.

A production schedule has not been set for Kringle.