Sony Gets With “The Familiars”

Sony Pictures Animation has picked up the rights to Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson’s children’s fantasy book series “The Familiars” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The series is said to offer a franchise set in a compelling world rich in detail. The first book follows three young wizard apprentices who, after being whisked away to an evil kingdom by a nefarious queen, must rely on their animal companions — an alley cat, a blue jay and a tree frog — to escape.

Sam Raimi and Josh Donen are in negotiations to produce. Epstein and Jacobson (“Extreme Movie”) will adapt the script.