The Giants and the Joneses: According to the Variety, Warner Bros. Pictures has optioned the feature film rights to U.K. novel "The Giants and the Joneses" for "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman to produce.

The book, a family adventure tale penned by bestselling children's author Julia Donaldson, is a reverse Jack and the Beanstalk story about a young girl giantess who kidnaps three children and hides them in her giant's playhouse in the sky. The kids then have to use all their wits to survive and figure out a way to leave the magical world and return home to earth.

Though no screenwriter is yet attached, Heyman wants to fast-track pic into production via his WB-based production banner Heyday.

Brian B.