The Spook's Apprentice heads to the screen

<p>Joseph Delaney&#39;s <em>The Spook&#39;s Apprentice</em> will be turned into a film with &quot;Enchanted&quot; director Kevin Lima. </p><p>In a co-production of Warner Brothers and Legendary, work on the adaptation is set to start later this year. The deal was brokered by Charlotte Knight at the Rod Hall Agency in London on behalf of Random House Children&rsquo;s Books in the UK. </p><p><em>The Spook&rsquo;s Apprentice</em> was published by The Bodley Head in 2004. The original book and further titles in the series were acquired by Charlie Sheppard from agent Carolyn Whitaker. </p><p>July 2008 sees the release of the fifth title in the Spook&rsquo;s series, <em>The Spook&rsquo;s Mistake</em>, and there will be a Spook&rsquo;s &pound;1 book for World Book Day next year.</p><p>Sheppard, editorial director, The Bodley Head, said: &quot;I have loved these books since I saw the first manuscript six years ago. To now know that the stories will be coming to life on the big screen for even more children to enjoy is a dream come true.&quot;</p>