EXCLUSIVE: Aron Coleite has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to adapt iconic Japanese graphic novel Amulet. Temple Hill Entertainment is producing at Fox with Ryan Jones and Mark Roybal the overseeing execs for Fox.
Amulet is a graphic novel series illustrated and written by Kazu Kibuishi. The series follows the adventures of Emily Hayes, who after moving to their great-grandfather’s house in the town of Norlen, discovers and wears the magical amulet that uses magical powers. After entering the fictional world of Alledia with her younger brother, Navin and their mother, Karen, they befriend the allies and set off to defeat the villainous Elf King.
The project was previously set up at Warner Bros with Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment and Akiva Goldsman’s Weed Road shingle. Smith’s kids, Willow and Jaden had previously been attached to star.
Coleite is a co-exec producer on the Star Trek TV series with Bryan Fuller showrunning and Kurtzman & Orci EP’ing. Coleite got his start in the feature side with his spec The End which sold in a competitive situation to Warners. He then wrote a draft of Twilight Zone at Warners for Joe Kosinski and Appian Way. He also has the DC comic Bodies in development at Hulu with Team Downey producing.
Last year, Coleite signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros TV. That pact came on the heels of TNT giving a pilot order to Home, an hourlong project written and executive produced by Coleite for Warner Horizon Television and Warner Bros TV-based Jerry Bruckheimer TV.
Under the overall deal, Coleite continues as exec producer on Home while also developing new projects for network, cable and streaming services through WBTV and Warner Horizon.
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Coleite has a long history with Bruckheimer and WBTV. He wrote two drama projects for the pod and the studio that both landed two pilot orders, one on broadcast and one on cable. That includes Trooper (CBS, TNT) and Home (Fox, TNT).
Coleite is repped by WME, Grandview, and attorney Karl Austen.
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