Viv Loves Film has signed an exclusive global representation deal with Brian Jacques’ estate, the Redwall Abbey Company.
It will see Viv Loves Film represent all of the estate's non-publishing rights, including film, television, stage, radio and consumer products, for Jacques’ entire catalogue of published and unpublished works, excluding the Redwall book series.
The deal includes Jacques' fantasy trilogy Castaways Of The Flying Dutchman (Puffin), Urso Brunov And The White Emperor (Philomel Books, 2008), The Ribbajack & Other Curious Yarns (Philomel Books, 2004), The Tale Of Urso Brunov (Philomel Books, 2003) and Seven Strange And Ghostly Tales (Heinemann, 1992).
Netflix optioned Jacques' Redwall series for a feature film in February, in a deal made directly with Penguin Random House Children’s UK.
Emma Topping, Viv Loves Film founder, commented: “Collaboration is at the heart of Viv Loves Film and we are excited to have the opportunity to deliver a reimagining of all of Brian’s works on the screen and beyond to his fans, old and new.”
The Redwall Abbey Company said: "The recent deal that Emma brokered with Netflix for the entire world of Redwall has garnered further interest in the remaining non-Redwall works and we will be exploring the chance of realising these well loved titles in a similar fashion."