06/12/2013 10:44 am ET

'Choose Your Own Adventure' Movies Get Long-Awaited Development Deal Based On Classic Book Series

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Fans of the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" books -- as well as anyone who's tired of leaving characters' fate in the hands of filmmakers -- are in luck. Twentieth Century Fox has acquired movie rights to the series and is currently developing a strategy to present the interactive stories across platforms.

What exactly that will look like is yet to be determined, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But, at least in some regard, the new venture will remain faithful to the original works, as publisher R.A. Montgomery and his wife will serve as executive producers.

Fox is reportedly aiming to foster an action-adventure franchise based on what sources say is a seven-figure deal that's been gestating for about a decade. John Davis ("Dr. Dolittle," "I, Robot") and John Fox ("Date Night," "We Bought A Zoo") of Davis Entertainment will lead the charge as producers.

The book series, originally created for 10- to 14-year-olds, produced more than 180 titles and sold more than 255 million copies during its lifespan, which lasted from 1979 to 1998, according to the "CYOA" website.

This isn't the first modern move the "Adventure" series has made. In 2010, author Edward Packard started the company U-Ventures, which repurposes some of his stories as iPad and iPhone apps.



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