Disney Gets Creepy With ‘Stuff of Legend’ Adaptation
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
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 Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. TV director Pete Candeland will direct using a script penned by Abduction‘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 boy’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 Boogeyman’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.