Trapped in a Video Game is such a great series, and we now have some exciting news that the books will be made into a movie series, well at least development is underway on the first movie. In the book series Jesse Rigsby is in for an adventure as the video game you got sucked into starts to turn on you.
We loved the Trapped in a Video Game series and think that this has great movie potential with the action, humor, and exciting plot from the books. Looking forward to seeing the cast for Trapped in a Video Game as well as some trailers so we can really get a taste of what to expect. We will bring you more news as we get it.
NELVANA STRIKES DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH ANDREWS MCMEEL ENTERTAINMENT TO ADAPT ACCLAIMED TRAPPED IN A VIDEO GAME BOOKS INTO A SERIES OF FILMS
Nelvana, a world-leading international producer, distributor and licensor of children’s animated and live action content, is collaborating with Andrews McMeel Entertainment to develop Trapped in a Video Game, a series of films based on the beloved book series. The stories, created and written by Dustin Brady, have already captivated children around the world, and boast a fan base that will fuel the success of the upcoming movies.
“The energetic, edge-of-your-seat adventures that Dustin Brady has created aligns so well with Nelvana’s brand of world class storytelling,” said Athena Georgaklis, Vice President of Nelvana Studios. “Books have the power to transcend pages, and when those stories are extended to new platforms, we can give fans another way to experience their favourite characters. It’s a pleasure working with Andrews McMeel Entertainment to build upon the Trapped in a Video Game fandom.”
While development is underway on the first movie, Nelvana and Andrews McMeel Entertainment are looking for international partners.
Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you’d think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In the bestselling book series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games – and the people making those games – can be. The film series will deliver the non-stop action, huge plot twists and tons of humour that fans know and love from the books.
“Dustin Brady enthralled readers with the first Trapped in a Video Game, and fans have eagerly anticipated (and subsequently delighted in) each book that followed,” said Matt Sheppo, Head of Development at Andrews McMeel Entertainment. “The vibrant and imaginative adventures lend themselves perfectly to screens, and we’re confident viewers will be just as thrilled with each film. Nelvana is an ideal partner to bring the popular series to life.”