The writers of X-men: First Class
and co-writers of Thor
are adapting Lev Grossman's The Magician
into a TV Show script for Fox.The Magician
has been a well reviews fantasy novel and is often referre
d to as Harry Potter for adults. Fox plans to turn it into a drama series adaptation, with a script commitment plus penalty.
It will be written by X-Men: First Class and Thor co-writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz and produced by Michael London (Milk), Shawn Levy and Michael Adelstein.
A short synopsis from wikipedia:
"The Magicians is a fantasy novel by Lev Grossman, published in 2009 by Viking Press. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a teenager in Brooklyn who discovers that the magical world of which he's read in books is, in fact, real
Although it's not a sure thing, Fox has only purchased it as an option. A pilot will probably get filmed, but in the world of TV it's hard to tell whether it will get picked up as a series or not.
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