Producer Scott Rudin has acquired the rights to Conn and Hal Iggulden's best-selling book The Dangerous Book for Boys and will produce the adaptation for Walt Disney Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is a big-screen version of the tongue-in-cheek manual, which gives today's coddled youth instructions on potentially hazardous activities, such as how build go-carts and make a bow and arrow. It also provides trivia, historical anecdotes and advice on life that have inspired interest from fathers and nostalgic middle-aged men.
The Dangerous Book for Boys, first published in the U.K. in May 2006, has held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-seller lists since its May 2007 U.S. release and sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. The Collins/HarperCollins release also won the British Book Award for book of the year.