The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Walt Disney Pictures is in talks to obtain the rights to Charlie Fletcher’s Stoneheart trilogy.
The three books (The Stoneheart, The Ironhand and Silvertongue ) revolve around the adventure of a 12 year old boy who enters an alternate reality where the statues are imbued with the essence of thier creator. His presence has upset the balance of good and evil and he must work to resolve this disparity.
Walt Disney Pictures is in negotiations to pick up the film rights and work with Robert Zemeckis and his production company, ImageMovers. Production would involve performance capture technology, similar to that used in The Polar Express (also directed by Robert Zemeckis).