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.

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

  1. Yay! My mom, brother, and I like to cast the characters of your books!! My brother is always Murray! LOL Can’t wait to see if this happens! Congrats!

  2. I’m soooooo excited that Spy School will be made into a movie! Stuart Gibbs is right up there with J.K. Rowling on my list of favorite authors. I really want to be Erica/Zoe, but I’m not a famous child actor, so I probably won’t make it. Plus, the only things with the characters I have in common is black hair(Erica) and age(Zoe). Excited to see the movie though!

  3. I am so exited that they might come out with a movie for Spy School, I have been waiting for this for a long time. Hopefully he they can make it for all of the book’s.

  4. Stu-
    How much of a say for the character’s ages do you think you’ll have? I know that 20th Century Fox isn’t usually very accurate with ages. For example, Percy Jackson, a character in his early teens, was played by an actor who was in his late teens.

  5. Maddie –

    I think the Fox is well aware that increasing the age of Percy Jackson didn’t go over that well with readers.

  6. Can you post if the movie will be adapted. Thank you! I am a huge fan of your books. I have read the series at least 8 times. Thank you again

  7. Izzy –

    I’m not sure exactly what you mean when you ask if it will be adapted. The movie is going to be based on the first spy school book and I am the one writing the screenplay.

  8. Stu –

    I think Izzy meant it is positive that the movie is happening, because in the post, you said IF there is a movie, indicating it might not happen.

  9. I’m so excited for this movie if it happens. I also think that the moon base alpha series would make a great film or tv series!!

  10. Alanna –

    I have no way of knowing whether or not the movie will happen at this time. I can only hope everything falls into place, just like you.

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