UK animation studio Locksmith Animations has optioned the rights to Lissa Evans’ children’s comedy Wed Wabbit (David Fickling Books).
The studio is planning on developing the story, which is about a girl’s adventure in the land of the Wimbly Woos, into a feature film.
Locksmith Animation’s co-founder and c.e.o. Sarah Smith said: “Lissa’s children’s books are absolute page-turners and passionate favorites among kids. The hilarious, magical and wildly inventive Wed Wabbit is unlike anything I’ve come across, an instant classic in the making, and built on a bedrock of truth about the rub in sibling relationships. It’s a fabulously imaginative canvas for a collaboration with Locksmith’s visual and story artists and as the parent of a Wed Wabbit devotee I couldn’t be more excited to work on bringing it to the big screen.”
Wed Wabbit was published in January last year and was shortlisted for both the Costa Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.
Evans is represented by Georgia Garrett of Rogers, Coleridge and White.