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Sony Pictures to Adapt ‘THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT’

June 19, 2017


Sony Pictures is set to adapt the popular children’s book THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT for the big screen.

The novel written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is being planned as a live-action/animation hybrid. 21 Laps is developing with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen producing and Daywalt and Jeffers executive producing.

Published in 2013, The Day the Crayon Quit was named Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year and has sold more than 300 million copies. It is described as the following:

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking– each believes he is the true color of the sun.

What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

A companion book titled The Day the Crayons Came Home was released in 2015.

No writer or director is yet attached to the project.



From → Books, Movie News

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