20th Century Fox acquires Spy School movie rights


When I posted a little while ago that I had some big news coming, this was not the big news I was talking about.

But this is still very good news.

For all of you who have been asking about when one of my book series might be turned into a movie, the first step has taken place.

20th Century Fox, which has done the film versions of books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Night at the Museum and Percy Jackson, has acquired the rights to make Spy School.

Here are some things to know:

  1. I am going to write the screenplay.
  2. The fact that there is a movie deal is by no means any guarantee that there will actually be a movie.
  3. If there is a movie, it could be a long time until that happens.
  4. We might not be casting for years.  So please don’t write asking if you can be in the movie.

You can learn more about the deal here.

PS that other news — about the new series — is still coming.

211 thoughts on “20th Century Fox acquires Spy School movie rights

  1. Since you wrote the book, I think you should pick either a commonly said quote or a quote that fits the person well. From any book

  2. I think that if there is going to be a movie, the auditions should be in early summer and you should start filming in mid summer too. That way, the movie could come out in fall or winter

  3. Lavender –

    Please read the more recent blog post with an update about movie rights. While i appreciate your suggestions, everything you are suggesting is out of my hands.

  4. Stu
    how far have you gotten into the script? I love you book and am Hyped about your new book and the movie. I am 10 but hope that by the time the auditions are out, I am old enough to play a roll. Of course, the auditions might be private but I hope they are public. Also, please make a series about the perspective of another character such as Murray, Erica, Cyrus, Alexander, Mike, or Catherine!!!

  5. I love your books. I’ve read them about 15 times. It makes me so happy that there might be a movie

  6. Parker –

    I have written the first draft of the script and am waiting for notes from the studio.

    I do not have plans to shift focus to another character because that would take time from me writing the books the way that everyone has enjoyed them.

  7. Me and my friend are so excited about a possible Spy School movie and we hope it happens,also my friend asked how you are doing on SS8 and when the title might be released!
    Thank you!

  8. SSbros –

    I just released the TWrecks cover and title and you’re already asking about SS8? These things take time. It’s going to be a few months.

  9. Stu
    I know you are working on the spy school movie, but do you have plans to make movies about your other books too?

    And is Large Marge really fat or is teddy just pulling her leg?
    Thank you!

  10. Ben –

    I am trying to get movie versions made of my other books, but it isn’t easy.

    LM is definitely hefty.

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