Rob Edwards set to adapt Amulet and Animated American


The Princess and The Frog writer Rob Edwards has been officially brought on board for two projects, one that I’m hesitantly excited about, the other that is making be feel bewildered, but intrigued. The former is a live-action adaption of Kazu Kibuishi‘s incredible series of graphic novels called Amulet, and the later is a Disney movie titled Animated American. Animated American is apparently the story of an animated baby raised by a live-action family until his 18th birthday, when he decides to find his real family. Yes, a bit bewildering, but intriguing.

Amulet is a wonderful series of books, and I personally own several of them. The synopsis of Amulet reads:

Amulet is, on the surface, about navigating the murky waters of adolescence and, beneath that, an exploration of abandonment and survival. Emily and Navin are lost children, literally lost in a dark, new world and struggling to save their mother, who has been kidnapped by a drooling, tentacled beast.”

My hesitation about the project is the same one I feel with virtually every media cross-over, but in this instance even more so, since I feel like Kibuishi’s artwork is absolutely critical to the series. If we were talking about a feature-length animated film of Amulet with Kibuishi at the helm, now that would have me excited. I suppose we’ll have to wait and see, since both movies are still pretty far out.

[via Variety]