Disney has a development deal for House of Secrets fantasy series that was written by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini and also attached some great film people to make it happen. We know based on the other films that they have put together that we should get a great film if this comes to be, but the bigger question is does the House of Secrets get you excited to see a live action version of the books?
There is a lot of fun facts to unpack here, but it seems that series was original a screenplay but he brought in Vizzini to help turn it into a novel when he realized that he did not have the time or the money to make it a reality. Now many years later, with his time more available since Harry Potter movies are done, as well as the cost of special effects this may become a reality. The story itself seems super grand as it revolves around three siblings being trapped inside a series of novels where they really do not know what is going on and they need to find a special book. If based on the novels the kids will need to find The Book of Doom and Desire for the Wind Witch to stay safe. Seems like House of Secrets will give us a good story and looking forward to seeing how this turns out, especially as a series.
Disney Branded Television Lands Series Development Deal for ‘House of Secrets’ From Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe’s 26th Street Pictures
Disney Branded Television is developing an action-adventure fantasy series, “House of Secrets,” with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Chris Columbus and his 26th Street Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe. Columbus co-authored the novels in the critically acclaimed, best-selling middle school fantasy book series with the late Ned Vizzini.
Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe are responsible for numerous beloved film franchises, including “Home Alone,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and its sequel, plus “Night At The Museum” and “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” as well as the 2012 multiple Academy Award-nominated film “The Help,” under their previous banner, 1492 Pictures, now knows as 26th Street Pictures. Chris Columbus also directed “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and its sequel, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”
The series development is under the leadership of Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development and Strategy, Disney Branded Television. Davis said, “Chris, Michael and Mark tell stories that resonate with multiple audiences, across generations and genres that deliver a sense of magic and wonderment through definitional characters. There is so much affinity for their acclaimed films, and we are delighted to be working with them to develop ‘House of Secrets’ into a thrilling Disney+ series.”
In “House of Secrets,” siblings Brendan, Eleanor and Cordelia Walker aren’t pleased when their family relocates to a creepy Victorian house once owned by an occult novelist, Denver Kristoff. By the time the Walkers realize that their new neighbor has sinister plans for them, they’re trapped in the magical house, traveling through the fantastical intertwined universes of Kristoff’s novels.