Deadline exclusively reports that Andrew Adamson is in negotiations with Universal Pictures to direct and co-write a live-action adaptation of Curious George.
Curious George will be based on the children’s book series written by Margret and H.A. (Hans Augusto) Rey, which have been published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt since 1941 and has gone on to sell over 75m copies across the world over the last 75 years.
The film will have Ron Howard and Brian Grazer serving as Producers under the Imagine Entertainment banner alongside Erica Huggins, David Kirschner and Jon Shapiro. Adamson’s credits include Shrek, Shrek 2, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.