Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures and Rise Entertainment have closed a five year deal to develop and finance 1492′s assorted films.
These include three projects on the books, the first being an adaptation of the Anne Rice's novel "Christ The Lord" about the formative years of Jesus Christ. Cyrus Nowrasteh is attached to direct.
Columbus himself will helm "Home Front," an adaptation of the Kristin Hannah novel, and "House of Secrets" which is based on the first novel in a trilogy that Columbus co-wrote with Ned Vizzini.
'Secrets' follows three kids lost in a fantasy world trying to find their way home. Columbus is writing that script and plans to be filming by early 2014.