If you turn to the right page, Choose Your Own Adventure is one step closer to the big screen: 20th Century Fox is close to a deal to acquire the rights to the popular book franchise, EW has confirmed. (The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.)
The interactive series, which published over 180 titles between 1979 and 1999, tells adventure stories from a second-person point of view, letting the reader dictate how the story ends. The CYOA website boasts that the series has been “widely commended for its appeal to reluctant readers.” How will it fare with reluctant moviegoers? Only time will tell. It is also not clear yet how the concept of the books will be translated to film.
John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment are slated to produce. Davis has had success producing action movies, including Predator and I, Robot, and is an executive producer of two TV shows in NBC’s fall lineup: The Blacklist and Ironside.