Fans of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning young-adult book series "The Magic Tree House" will soon see tales from the 54-volume series on the big screen.
Lionsgate revealed on Thursday that it had acquired the collection of books for an undisclosed sum and will be developing multiple live-action films based on the material.
More than 130 million books from the franchise have been sold since the series was first published in 1992. A script has already been penned for the first film based primarily on the novel "Christmas in Camelot."
"Lionsgate has an impressive reputation for working closely with content creators, respecting and protecting their vision, and making them part of the creative process," Will Osborne, husband and writing partner of Mary Pope Osborne, said in a statement. "I'm thrilled to have partnered with them on bringing the Magic Tree House books to life in a series of films that kids, parents and grandparents will all get to enjoy together."