Conn and Hal Iggulden's bestselling hardcover novel The Dangerous Book for Boys has just been optioned for a theatrical adaptation by Disney. According to Variety, Scott Rudin nabbed the rights away from other hungry studios eager to make the film.
The book is written like a how-to manual, and has no narrative structure to speak of. That hasn't stopped Rudin from wanting to bring it to the screen. The thick guide consists of chapters ranging from historical battles to knot-tying techniques, coin tricks, astronomy and how to hunt and cook a rabbit.
The film will follow the struggles an average father faces in raising his sons. It will try to balance the natural instinct to shelter them from harm while feeding their natural desire for adventure. All the while, it will apply the how-to strategies from the book.
The film does not have a start date at this time.