Warners Adapting “Landover” Series

Warner Bros. Pictures has optioned the film rights to Terry Brooks’ “Magic Kingdom of Landover” book series says Variety.

Based on the first book in the series, 1986’s “Magic Kingdom for Sale — Sold!,” the story follows a recently widowed lawyer who finds an advertisement in an upscale Christmas catalog claiming to offer a magical kingdom for $1 million by a man named Mr. Meeks.

After he purchases it, he discovers he must unite the kingdom’s denizens and creatures to stop an evil demon bent on destroying the realm.

Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road Pictures, Andy Cohen’s Grade A Entertainment, and Weed Road’s Kerry Foster and Alex Block will produce.

Universal previously tried to adapt the property back in 2005 with a script by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel while Stephen Sommers was attached to direct.