Disney will be tapping into a child’s inner most fear about closets and the dark. The studio has just signed a deal to adapt Stuff Of Legend, a graphic novel written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith and illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. Stuff of Legend has a few themes that are similar to that of Toy Story and The Chronicles of Narnia.
According to Deadline, Disney is looking to make the film a live-action CGI hybrid, much like the work on Tim Burtonâ€™s Alice in Wonderland. TV director Pete Candeland will direct using a script penned by Abductionâ€™s Shawn Christensen. According to the report, the two have been working on the pitch and visual presentation for close to a year.
Here is a synopsis of the story:
A young boy in 1944 is abducted by the Boogeyman, dragged by the ankles into the closet realm known as The Dark. The boyâ€™s puppy rallies his toys to follow his master in a rescue mission. Once in the closet, each of those toys become menacingly large and agile creatures who engage in a war with the Boogeymanâ€™s forces. Those armies are comprised of the other toys stored in the closet, a mix of medieval knights, cowboys and toy soldiers.
If Stuff of Legend is anything like the header image, then we should be in for a visual treat. Hopefully we will hear of some casting news for the film in the coming weeks, because the project does sound promising.