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06/25/2013 09:56 am ET

'Encyclopedia Brown' Movie Adaptation Eyed By Warner Bros.

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Encyclopedia Brown is on the case of the big-screen adaptation. The beloved children's book series may become the subject of a film adaptation, as Warner Bros. is in talks to acquire the movie rights to "Encyclopedia Brown," THR reports.

Written by Donald J. Sobol, "Encyclopedia Brown" tells the story of an intelligent young man named Leroy Brown who acts as a detective, solving cases in his small town. The first book in the series, "Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective," was released in 1963, with Sobol penning close to 30 "Encyclopedia Brown" books over the next five decades.

Warner Bros. is looking to buy the movie rights to "Encyclopedia Brown," with Roy Lee and Howard David Deutsch producing. Deutsch led the earlier adaptation of "Encyclopedia Brown," an HBO show that first aired in the '80s.

For more on Warner. Bros and "Encyclopedia Brown," head over to THR.

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