“The Greatest Showman” helmer Michael Gracey is attached to direct the film musical adaptation of Jessica Townsend’s best-selling novel “Nevermoor” which Paramount Pictures recently acquired the rights to.
The story follows Morrigan Crow, a girl born on the unluckiest day and blamed for all local misfortune, from hailstorms to heart attacks. Her curse also dooms her to die on her next birthday.
In a narrow escape, she is spirited away by a man called Jupiter North to the magical city of Nevermoor where she has a chance to escape her fate and join the Wundrous Society, an elite group of remarkable people with remarkable talents – but only if she can triumph over hundreds of other children in a series of difficult, dangerous trials.
“The Martian” scribe and “The Cabin in the Woods” writer/director Drew Goddard will pen the script and produce alongside Sarah Esberg.