Legendary Entertainment has acquired the film rights to the classic children’s book Danny and the Dinosaur.

Working on a feature film adaptation Danny and the dinosaur. THR reports that Legendary Entertainment has just acquired the movie rights to the classic children’s book series by Sid Huff, resulting in the original Danny and the dinosaur Picture book in 1958. Caroline Fraser of HarperCollins Productions is producing the feature film adaptation. No director, writer, or cast members are attached.

As of this time, it is not clear if the plan for Danny and the dinosaur The film must be live-action or animation, as this is not specified in the new report. What we can assume is that the movie will have a similar plot to the one in the book series, following a little boy named Danny and his dinosaur friend as they go on adventures around the neighborhood. In the first book, Danny first meets the dinosaur during a trip to a museum. The story ends with the dinosaur returning home to the museum, declining Danny’s offer to live with him as a pet.

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There will eventually be many follow-up books to follow Danny and the dinosaur. It began with a Christmas-themed book in 1985, with the pair later following on various occasions including going camping, getting a new puppy, riding a bike, and celebrating holidays such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Christmas.

Related: Harold and the Purple Crayon movie gets Shazam star Zachary Levi

Danny and the Dinosaur isn’t the only classic children’s book to have a movie adaptation in the works

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Meanwhile, a feature film based on Harold and the Purple CrayonAnother classic children’s book is also in development. First published in 1955, the original version of the book was written by Crockett Johnson. The upcoming live-action feature film has been penned by David Guion and Michael Handelman with Carlos Saldanha directing the film. Shazam! Star Zachary Levi leads the ensemble cast alongside Zooey Deschanel, Lil Real Hurry, and Ravi Patel.

What’s interesting about these kinds of books being made into films is seeing how they will be translated from a short picture book for young children into a feature film. No trailer has been released for Harold and the Purple Crayonso this remains a mystery. Danny and the dinosaur It may be easier to imagine in comparison, as it looks like it could be similar to Clifford the Big Red Dog film.

It is not yet clear when the file Danny and the dinosaur The film will be released, but wait Harold and the Purple Crayon It won’t be much longer. This movie is scheduled to hit theaters on June 30, 2023. A teaser trailer is likely to be released fairly soon.

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