Norse Code, director Morten Tyldum’s production company, has acquired the screen rights to the forthcoming children’s book series whose debut novel is titled, WILLIAM WENTON AND THE LURIDIUM THIEF. The book is written by filmmaker Bobbie Peers, who won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 2006 for his short, Sniffer. Tyldum will also be producing the film with Norse Code’s Janne Tyldum, Guri Neby and Morten Foss, with Julia Angelin and Peers executive producing.
The book follows young code-cracking prodigy William Wenton, who is trying to figure out why he and his parents had to mysteriously leave London for Norway and change their names. However, that mystery is dwarfed once he solves the Impossible Machine and is thrust into a dangerous world that’s been surrounding him his entire life.
Tyldumis is best known for The Imitation Game, the Alan Turing biopic that garnered him an Oscar nomination for best director. He is repped by WME andAnonymous Content.
Peers is repped by Lindberg Management.
Lance Boyle | Staff Writer