Radar Pictures has secured the feature film rights for "Geronimo Stilton", the beloved children’s book series featuring the eponymous adventurous mouse, a newspaper editor on New Mouse Island. The character, created by Italian author Elisabetta Dami has been featured in over 300 books, translated into over 50 languages, as well as graphic novels, an animated series, eight live stage productions, video games, toys.
Award-winning animation filmmaker David Soren ("Turbo") has been attached to adapt the beloved series into an animated feature and direct. Soren shared, “I am excited to be working with Radar Pictures to bring this incredibly popular book series to life. 'Geronimo Stilton' is beloved around the world and it’s high time for his first hilarious, feature film adventure!"
The film is a collaboration between Radar Pictures and Atlantyca Entertainment, the Milan-based trans-media entertainment company that manages international publishing rights as well as animation and licensing rights worldwide of "Geronimo Stilton" book series.
Atlantyca President Pietro Marietti shared, “Here at Atlantyca, we are honored to see our beloved 'Geronimo Stilton' is heading to Hollywood! For 20 years, working with the Atlantyca team we proudly created a global brand with extraordinary success achieved through books, the animated series, our musical and exhibitions, resulting in 'Geronimo Stilton' becoming a worldwide transmedia phenomenon. Our partnership with Radar Pictures is truly a next step for this famed mouse journalist. We are so excited to see the potential this brings to sharing his story with new audiences on the big screen."
Anthony Tringali, Michael Napoliello and Maria Frisk will produce for Radar. Tringali enthused, "The Geronimo Stilton books are so wonderfully witty and you immediately fall in love with the characters. The movie will bring audiences of all ages on an unforgettable and hilarious journey full of action, heart, and mousy misadventures."