by: Donna Whitehead
We’re hearing that 20th Century Fox has made an offer for the film rights to Armando Baltazar’s three-book series TIMELESS, forthcoming from HarperCollins. The series follows a boy and his friends, who team up to rescue his father from a Roman general after a “time collision” eliminates the barriers between past, present, and future. It’s been described as in the veins of Avatar and Harry Potter, with franchise elements. Fox is owned by the same parent company as HarperCollins, and had a preemptive first look at the property, which is out from CAA and Energy Entertainment.
Baltazar is a former artist for Pixar and Dreamworks. He’s worked on Brave, Cars 2, The Princess and the Frog, and The Road to El Dorado. Timeless is visuals-heavy (said to be similar, artistically, to The Invention of Hugo Cabret), so it should transfer very well to film.
Timeless has been on the market for less than a week, and it’s generating a ton of heat and attention, so expect to see more about this project soon.