January 17, 2006 06:51:58 GMT
Walden Media has acquired the rights to Isabel Allende's trilogy featuring young adventurer Alexander Cold, one of them is "City of the Beasts"
Moviegoers will in the near future enjoy a new film presented by Walden Media as the studio has acquired the rights to Isabel Allende's trilogy featuring young adventurer Alexander Cold, a series of books that marked the famed author's first foray into young adult literature.
The first one on work is "City of the Beasts." Set to be produced by Barrie Osborne, the adventure fantasy flick will be adapted from Allende's novel and co-produced by David Rothenberg.
As of the story, "City of the Beasts" centers on the 15-year-old Alexander Cold and 12-year-old Nadia Santos. Alex is spending the summer with his eccentric archaeologist grandmother, who has been hired to find and write an article on the mythical "Yeti of the Amazon." While on the expedition, the two teens are kidnapped by the "People of the Mist" and enter a mountain to discover the mythical city of El Dorado and the enigmatic "Beasts."