Chase Palmer to Adapt THE SEARCH FOR WONDLA

     March 31, 2011

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Paramount has hired Chase Palmer to adapt The Search for WondLa, a children’s adventure book by The Spiderwick Chronicles author Tony DiTerlizzi.  Variety provides the logline: “Set in a future world where the earth is a hibernation state due to environmental abuse, the story follows a girl who is believed to be the only remaining human inhabitant.  When her underground sanctuary is destroyed, she must go on a journey accompanied by her robot caretaker and an alien to see if any other humans exist.”

Palmer, a writer for all ages, had started to adapt Dune before Paramount ceased production and let the rights lapse.  DiTerlizzi is teaming with Gotham Group to produce The Search for WondLa.  Read the official book description after the break.

When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.” Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children’s literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child’s wish for a place to belong.

Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzi’s vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine’s world. [Amazon]

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