via Empireonline.com’s Glen Ferris
Imagine a cross between ET: The Extra Terrestrial and Robert De Niroâ€™s Hide And Seek and youâ€™ve pretty much got a grasp on the latest project to grab Steven Spielbergâ€™s attention.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Beard is planning to adapt Chocky, based on the novel by Brit writer John Wyndham and the beloved 80’s TV show, through the newly independent Dreamworks.
The tale of a father who becomes concerned that his son’s imaginary friend is becoming something of a problem and his subsequent discovery that said invisible buddy is actually a benign visitor from another world sounds like prime material for Spielberg.
The word is that Spielberg is keen to direct the kiddies’ novel but first he has to get Tintin and his Liam Neeson-starring Lincoln biopic in the bag. We will, of course, bring you all the latest developments as they unfold.