Animorphs, that 10/10 unhinged ’90s book series and TV show, is getting a film adaptation. For the unfamiliar Animorphs is a sci-fi series that follows five teens: Jake, Marco, Cassie, Rachel, and Tobias. They all have a secret ability to morph into any animal they touch – and they look absolutely cooked while morphing.
You used to be able to pick up the Scholastic books, written by K.A. Applegate, at blessed Book Week. The books were adapted into a TV series too, which was ace.
So now they’re adapting it into a live-action movie and Scholastic and Picturestart will be co-developing it. Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman will co-produce the film alongside Picturestart’s Erik Feig and Lucy Kitada.
It’s not clear at the moment whether the film adaptation will tie back in with the two-season TV series, Animorphs. Catch the TV series’ intro down below for a lil’ nostalgia.
“We couldn’t be more excited to work with Scholastic to adapt Animorphs, an iconic book series with a wildly unique combination of exciting, witty, outlandish and grounded elements that feel all too relevant for our times,” said Picturestart’s Erik Feig in a statement.
“We know these books have a deservedly deep bench of passionate fans — ourselves included — and we hope to make Katherine Applegate and her co-author, Michael Grant, proud as we bring Jake, Marco, Cassie, Rachel, and Tobias to life for a new generation.”
“The central themes of Animorphs have resonated strongly with kids for more than two decades, and the time is right for a feature film that takes this captivating sci-fi adventure to another level for audiences today,” said Scholastic Entertainment’s Iole Lucchese
“Picturestart has an incredible track record of success, and Erik and his team are the perfect partners to help bring this exciting new series based on the adventure-packed books to movie screens.”