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. Stu-

    I hate that Disney is doing this, I hope they change their mind. Anyway do you know how much books you are going to have in the SS series.

  2. Weirdo-
    I check this website everyday and many people have asked this same question, sooo here is the answer. No he does not know how many books there will be in the series.

  3. Hello agent Erica Hale, nice to meet you! and also I think around 15 – 18 books in SS

  4. Agent Erica Hale –

    Have you read all the SS books because I absolutely LOVE them! 🙂

  5. OMG! I had no idea that you were making a move but then when I just find out that you are making one in that same address you also said that Disney said NO to making the movie (wow what a plot twist) now I am not going to look at Disney in the same way ever again

    I just finished all the books and I almost screamed when SPOILER REMOVED got put into the series omg

  6. I agree with Arnav. Mr. Gibbs doesn’t know how many books there are going to be in each series. The following i what he wrote on his FAQ page:

    How many books will there be in each series?

    I honestly have no idea. I am going to keep writing these three series until I run out of ideas for them.

  7. As much as I would love a spy school movie, I can’t help but see his as a possible good thing. I mean look at the Artemis Fowl adaptation, that was terrible and made by Disney. Or look at Percy Jackson. The movie industry isn’t all that great at turning books like these into movies. Don’t get me wrong, I would really love a good Spy School movie, but I have really low expectations for adaptations like this.

  8. Hi Mr. Gibbs I would like to say your books are amazing and I just can’t stop reading them. you are such a great author. I am really disappointed about the spy school movie. I was looking forward to it.

  9. I hope there are many more spy school books. They are so good. I am reading them over again. My favorite one is spy ski school.

  10. Thank you for welcoming me,also it’s true the Percy Jackson movie is horrible.It’s so bad Rick Riordan didn’t even watch it,though a tv show for it is coming out.Also Stuart don’t do it with Netflix,they already have a spy school movie on that platform.

  11. I disagree with what Murray hill said. I had much higher expectations for a spy school movie since it would be stu writing the screen play.

  12. I agree with Agent Erica Hale and yes the PJO movie was terrible and I would recommend paramount possibly to produce the SS movie.

  13. Hello Don’t you guys think it’s insane that Erica’s*______ is going to now be in the series!!!!

    Don’t look!!!!
    If you tell anyone I’ll kill you!


  14. Hey stu,
    1. What books are going to be included into the movie. (if there is a movie)
    2. How much does it cost to make a movie?
    3. If there is a movie, when are you going to release it?

  15. Ghost –

    1) The first book

    2) It can cost up to 200 million dollars to make a movie. (I assume this one will cost less.)

    3) If I don’t even know if the movie is getting made, then there is no way that I could possibly tell you when it is coming out.

  16. Hi
    I’m a huge fan from Iran
    Waiting for movie and waiting for good news of making it.
    Thank you for the great world that you create for us

  17. Dear Mr. Gibbs. I’m sorry to hear about the cancellation of the Spy School movie. It’s too bad that they think it involves kids in real danger because there are other movies that involve kids in real danger. (If they have a problem with that they can make the movie PG-13.) But anyway, I was wondering if you could give us any idea of what Spy School 10 is about, or maybe any of your ideas you had so far about the Spy School 10. Maybe even access to the title.


  18. Was any one in the zoom with Stuart Gibbs,Gordon Korman and James Ponti.I was.

  19. And will there be more secret organizations with more people than just three people? Because spyder was good and conplex but croaton leterly had three people in it. I hope it there is a new one in another country as complex as spyder.

  20. I am also a big fan of spy school and love the puzzels and lore of the different secret organizations and am super glad to see that there will be more books.

    Plus thanks for awnsering my last post a wile ago

  21. Jaydon –

    I will not be giving any info os SS10 for another year or so. Even the title. Because, to be honest, I don’t know what the title is yet and probably won’t for a long time.

  22. Bananababy17

    Sorry, no. The less you know about the new books, the more fun they ought to be to read.

  23. crap i always knnew making a movie would be expensive but 200 million thats alot !!!

  24. also im really hyped right now because i just orderd a new spy school t shirt thats really legit and im soo happy right now

  25. stu-

    is there any chance that the moon base alpha books will become a movie i would love to see tht

  26. Hey Stu I have a great idea for one of your books u probably won’t use it but I still want to tell u: U can do something like, A Evil Organization hated a few people and killed them like, They made Amelia Earhart’s Plane crash on purpose because they hated her and made it look like Amelia Earhart accidently died. Another Idea is that they disagreed with MLK ( Martin Luther king ) and shot him and so Erica and Ben have to go on another mission to find out who is behind this and like stop them from killing or murdering Someone else. Ik u probably won’t use this idea but I really really wanted o share it with u and Plus it says on the FAQ if u really rlly want to share the idea u can.

  27. Dear, Stuart
    I have been waiting for the movie and I am so disappointed that it won’t come out. In the meantime, I will send letters and emails to Disney to tell them to make it. I have been waiting for the movie so long but I do have a suggestion for you. Try another film producing studio like Warner Bros. or Universal. Maybe they’ll like your script because I sure do!
    Your Friend (And fellow reader)
    Willow Parham

  28. Arnav –

    I did say that people are welcome to share ideas with me, but I really can’t accept them. It can be very hard to write the deaths of real people into books and claim bad guys were behind them. I wouldn’t want to demean the death of MLK in that way, because I want people to know the truth about why he was assassinated.

  29. Also(not to be mean or anything) but im kinda glad they canceled the movie becouse i dont really want to see 1 becouse if we see the movie its like the actors will look totally difrent then enyone thought or visioned and i really dontwant to see on

  30. Stu-

    I was wondering what gave you insparation for the spy school books and there caracters? And how long dose it take to wright a spy school book?

  31. Bananababy17 –

    The answer to the inspiration question is on my FAQ page.

    It takes about two years to write all the drafts of a book.

  32. Stu-

    This is a random question but have you ever thought about the birthdays of any other spy school characters but Ben?

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