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.

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

  1. Mr. Gibbs,
    I really enjoyed the spy school books after my friend recommended them. I was just wondering why you didn’t end it at project X. Did u ever consider ending it there because it really felt like a finale to the whole spy school concept and a new beginning to Ben’s chapter.
    Hope you could reply!

  2. SuperSwetter –

    I continued the series because most readers have asked me not to end it. If you feel that the series should have ended, then you are welcome to stop reading it. If you are continuing to enjoy it then… I guess you are happy that it didn’t end.

  3. Are you going to write more of so please do I reAlly enjoyed them and would
    Ikr to continue reading them. Please make a movie too.

  4. Can you please not do any gay stuff in it anymore it just isn’t necessayand I don’t want to read about gay love I want to read about real love.

  5. Koley –

    Sorry to break it to you, but gay love is real love. And I’m sure all the gay people in the world would disagree with you about it not being necessary.

    As far as I’m concerned, the more love there is in the world, the better — and the more hate, the worse.

  6. Dear Mr. Gibbs
    I am so sorry that the movie was canceled I think that it would have been amazing and if Disney said that it would put kids in danger think about the marvel movies kids are in danger all the time in those movies so maybe Disney doesn’t like that idea because they think that it’s dumb but I think it amazing and Disney is being dumb. Also how many spy school books do you plan on making?

  7. Dear Staturt Gibbs,
    Why is Zoe bi in spy school. She just tells Ben that she likes him. Then right after you make her bi. That doesn’t make sense. No offense but have you made Zoe like she is because u feel like her?

  8. Dolezai –

    I made Zoe bi because LOTS of people feel like her.

    Also, My name is not Staturt.

  9. Dear Stuart Gibbs

    I enjoy reading the spy school books. Me and my friends are going to make a movie off of the series and post it on YouTube (once my friends read the first book) I was wondering if there is any advice you could give me for the movie and I was wondering if I have permission to make it into a movie ???

  10. Aiden Leathers –

    It’s okay to make movies or fan fiction based on my work as long as you’re not making money off of them.

  11. Aiden Leathers –

    At this time, I have published 37 books. I can’t possibly say that I like one of those better than any of the others.

  12. Michael P Spencer –

    Look in my blog. There is a post that answers this very question.

  13. Stuart Gibbs I like your books a lot and I like them even more now seeing how you stand up for your carecrtors. Thank you so much for making Zoe Bi, it makes me so happy to see people who are okay with being different. So thank you.
    Ps please write more.

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