We heard the news first on Schu’s Blog of Lit and More and were so excited we had to share it here. The hugely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, a favorite book series of my 9 and 10 year old girls, is being developed by Fox 2000 as a live-action family movie.
The books feature handwritten text and comic book illustrations, focusing on awkward middle school student Greg Heffley. The series started out as a Web book on Funbrain.com in 2004. The first novel came out last spring, and the second book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, was released last month. The third installment in the five book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw is due to be released later this year. 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders everywhere are jumping for joy!