The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer will be adapted into a film produced by Twentieth Century Fox, 21 Laps Entertainment, and author Chris Colfer himself as a live-action movie. The news was confirmed by Colfer with a tweet quoting The Hollywood Reporter.
— Chris Colfer (@chriscolfer) June 13, 2017
The Land of Stories is a series of book, the first of which, The Wishing Spell, launched back in 2012 and centered around the stories of twins Alex and Connor Bailey as they discovered a magical world full of fairy tales brought to life.The Wishing Spell stayed on the New York Times Bestseller List for five weeks, reaching the #1 spot twice. The sequels have all been released one by one every year since, and the series will end with Worlds Collide (which will be released next month in July).
The California-born, actor-turned-author Chris Colfer will not only be directing the movie, but he will actually also be writing the script. It is his first time directing, but he seems excited to add another skill to his already very decorated belt. However, it won’t be the first time this Golden Globe winner writes a motion picture script, having previously written scripts for a Glee episode, Struck By Lightning (a movie later adapted into a book), and a new TV show called Indigo (which is still in development).
Colfer, famously known for his award-winning acting in Glee as Kurt Hummel, started his writing career with The Land of Stories series. After writing some spin-offs from the series, he continued with Struck By Lightning, a book adaption from the movie he wrote and starred in, and recently released a Young Adult novel called Stranger Than Fanfiction in March.