Fox 2000 will adapt Jeff Kinney’s bestselling children’s books Diary of a Wimpy Kid as a live-action movie, with hopes of transforming the property into a franchise.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has purchased the rights to the five novels, which blend handwritten text and comic book-style illustrations to tell the story of middle-school student Greg Heffley.
The first book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was released in April, and the second, Rodrick Rules, came out last month. Both books reached No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller list. A third book, The Last Straw, is due out later this year.