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.

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

  1. Great news. Has been great following your career.

    I hope you continue to shine and bring light to young readers.


  2. This is great. I’m checking your site every day for the series info and got way more than what I bargained for!

  3. I’ve been waiting for so long. Hopefully the movie deal gets developed and actually turned into a movie. Congratgulations!

  4. OMG! OMG! OMG!!!! This is the most perfect book to be adapted into a movie. 20th is wonderful, I loved the diary of a wimpy kid movies! Wow! Congratulations Mr. Gibbs! You really deserve it!
    PS: will you post the casting and auditions on your blog when it comes to that?
    CANT WAIT TO SEE IT, If you are writing it, it’s bound to be amazing.

  5. Stu-

    Make sure you make the movie like the book! Or very close to it. Fox messed up the Percy Jackson series, but if you’re writing the screenplay, it’ll be good! Do you plan on making the movie like the book?

  6. Sophie –

    I’m not sure how much I will know about casting and auditions, but if the studio tells me I can post info, then I will post it.

  7. I Remember when I first read the book. After Spy camp, I day dreamed all the time about how I wanted to play Chip Schwarzenegger if they ever made a movie. Holy cow.
    BTW- Will it be animated or live action?

  8. Wow, congrats! Hope this turns into a success! When there’s more info, will you be updating us on it possibly?

  9. And here I was hoping for a Last Musketeers movie…

    Still really exciting though! I’m not familiar with your screenplay work for tv shows, but I’m watching this when it comes out for certain.

  10. Hi Stuart!
    I just finished Spy School Goes South a few days ago, and I love it! You are truly a amazing author, and I had some questions about a few things;
    ~ Is it true that Ben and Erica are really related? I read on a website that somewhere in a book it said something about that…Is it true?
    ~ are Ben and Zoe really going to be a couple? Not that I have anything wrong with it, I just really want Ben and Erica to happen!!!
    ~and lastly, when will you show us the cover and summery of spy school 7???

  11. Oh my god YES! I know it won’t be for a long while, but I am looking forward to a possible Spy School movie!

  12. Hi Mr. Gibbs,

    On the last page of bonus content of spy school goes south is say that

    (spoilers: :warning)

    Zoe was mad at Ben for betraying her. what does she mean? Also future book idea: Spy School: Special Ops

  13. OMG I’m sooooo happy for you Stuart!! Congratulations ???. (Off topic question) Will Spy school British Invasion be the last book for the spy school series? If you don’t know yet that’s okay or if your not allowed to share that yet.

  14. Haylee –

    Where on earth did it say that Ben & Erica are related??? No, they’re not related! I’m not doing some sort of Luke & Leia thing here.

    I will release the cover of SS7 when I get permission from my publisher.

  15. Hi Mr. Gibbs
    I just got and finished you book Spy School Goes South, and it was amazing.
    will the name of sss7 be unclassified soon?
    normal kid.

  16. I can’t wait to read the next book! When I found out about this series I read all the books so fast because they are so good! I hope the movie works out well!

  17. OMG!!!! I have read your books for a very long time I am the happiest man on earth. Your books are the best in the world.

    When you get the info about casting please post. I am a young actor hoping for a job

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