Commercials director Robert Rugan has begun negotiations to direct the long-gestating adaptation of "Children of the Lamp" at Paramount Pictures.
Based on P.B. Kerr's popular childrens' book, the story follows a family of genies who disguise themselves as human, but suddenly obtain the ability to grant wishes.
Paramount retained the property after the split from DreamWorks which originally acquired it. Nina Jacobson remains attached as producer.
David Guion and Michael Handelman are penning the script from an earlier version by Lee Hall.