Francis Lawrence, who directed "Constantine" for Warner Bros. Pictures, is reuniting with them to helm a feature film adaptation of Philip Ardagh's children's fantasy novel "A House Called Awful End" says The Hollywood Reporter.
Akiva Goldsman, Jason Lust, Lawrence Mattis and Erwin Stoff are producing the adaptation, which will be titled simply "Awful End." "Awful End" tells the story of an 11-year-old British boy who finds himself in the questionable care of Mad Uncle Jack and Mad Aunt Maud when his parents become ill. The relatives turn him over to St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, where he stages a breakout with other orphans.
The book is the first of the "Eddie Dickens Trilogy" with the second book entitled "Dreadful Acts" and the third yet to be published. Matthew Huffman adapted the book. The movie will involve both live action and animation.
Thanks to 'JH'