Disney And Michael De Luca To Develop “Explorers Club”

17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Roaming ShowDisney, in a move that is breaking away from their “animated to live action” remakes, has chosen to adapt a fantasy novel, The Explorers Club into a movie. Variety broke the story with the announcement that Michael De Luca will serve as producer.

The Explorers Club is the first book of a fantasy trilogy by Adrienne Kress, which deals with two ordinary kids who have discovered a very secret clubhouse set up for explorers. This sets them on an adventure to rescue a group of adventure-seekers known as the Filipendulous Five. The first book of this trilogy is set for publication in North America in the fall of 2016.

Kress has also written “Alex and the Ironic Gentleman” and “Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate.”

De Luca’s producing credits include “The Social Network,” “Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball,” “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the upcoming Tom Hanks thriller “Inferno.”

The news was first reported by the Tracking Board.

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