Robert Zemeckis To Helm China Rabbit Tale

Robert Zemeckis is set to direct “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” at New Line.

Jeff Stockwell has written the adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s popular children’s novel about the adventures of a porcelain rabbit who is given to a ten-year-old girl in the 1930s.

The bunny enjoys a pleasant life until falling overboard from the Queen Mary and spending nearly a year on the ocean floor. Freed with the help of a storm, the rabbit soon ends up in a succession of owners including a fisherman’s wife, a homeless man, and a girl with pneumonia.

Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke will produce. The project has been in development at the studio ever since the book’s release back in 2006.

Source: Variety