News Bits: Klonoa, Fairy, Opus, Worth, Magical

Henshin is developing an animated feature based on Bandai Namco’s “Klonoa” game series which was launched in 1997. The games follows the cat-like Klonoa and his pals through a dream world. Hitoshi Ariga will script while Rob Pereyda will produce. [Source: Variety]

Fairy Godmother
MGM has acquired playwright Chiara Atik’s spec script “Fairy Godmother”. The story is described as a comic revisionist look at the classic Fairy Godmother tale. “Whiplash” producer Helen Estabrook will produce. [Source: Deadline]

Opus Zero
Willem Dafoe will play the lead in “Opus Zero,” the directorial debut of “Oz” producer Daniel Graham. Shooting stars next week in Mexico.

Dafoe will play a musicologist grieving over the demise of his father who settles in the town of Real de Catorce, San Luis Potosi. While there, he tries to reconstruct an early 20th century symphony by a Norwegian composer, and gets drawn into investigating the disappearance of a woman from the village. [Source: Variety]

Roddenberry Entertainment is teaming with Sleeping Giant Films to develop a film adaptation of the graphic novel “Worth” with David Mahmoudieh (“Rain,” “Boone”) set to adapt the script.

Aubrey Sitterson’s comic focuses on Grant Worth, a legend in Detroit due to his power to control machines who finds himself facing difficulties in dealing with the new age of computers and microprocessors. [Source: Variety]

My Magical Life
Amblin Entertainment has optioned the feature film rights to digital magiciann and social media star Zach King’s debut novel “My Magical Life”. The book, the first in a trilogy, follows eleven-year-old Zach King who has magical powers like everyone in his family.

Despite his training, he’s having trouble harnessing his abilities. Zach’s parents send him to the scariest of all real worlds, middle school, to help him appreciate his natural gifts. [Source: THR]