Bad news about the Spy School movie — for now

Hey everyone –

I know you have been waiting a long time for an update about the Spy School movie — and I am sure this is not what you were hoping for.  It’s certainly not what I was hoping for.

After 54 weeks of doing nothing with the movie script, Disney decided that they were not going to move forward with the Spy School movie.

Why?  I don’t really have a great answer for that.  I was told that Disney had some concerns with the story involving kids in real danger — which you’d think they would have been able to figure out was part of the plot long ago, given the title.

Sadly, this kind of thing happens a lot in Hollywood.  As I keep saying, it is very hard to get a movie made.

This does not mean the movie will never get made.  My agents can now try to set the project up at another movie studio or streaming service.  We will see what happens.

In the meantime, feel free to write angry letters to Disney or cancel your Disney + accounts in protest.

814 thoughts on “Bad news about the Spy School movie — for now

  1. Math-Boy-Ben

    For the record, I am trying to make movies of ALL of my book properies. I have been trying with Belly Up for eleven years so far. It is not easy.

  2. I cant wait for the new funjungle book. btw its really stupid Disney rejected u.

  3. Don’t worry it will DEFINITELY happen soon, these books are awesome (same for funjungle).

  4. Also Stuart Gibbs which of the series that you have made would you say you like the most? Also is there a specific book that you like the most out of all of your series.

  5. Stu…

    Are you #Team Hipley or #Team Zipley

    *Ben + Erica or Ben + Zoe? By the way LOVING Spy School Just started a few weeks ago and already on “Spy School British Invasion”! Also, REALLY MAD at Disney they are going to be like the 7 producers who passed up JK Rowling’ s ” Harry Potter”when you make a movie with someone else…?

    SS fan

  6. Bradley Galligan –
    I do not have a favorite series or book of my own. I work too hard on all of them to say that I like one more than the others.

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