Even before Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams’ novel Tunnels was published, Hollywood had snapped up the rights and was planning a film version. However it’s taken a lot longer than originally envisioned to get it ready. Now there’a bit more impetus as Relativity Media has announced they have signed Mikael Håfström (The Tomb, 1408) to direct the fantasy adventure book.
Andrew Lobel is the latest to work on the screenplay, taking over from Joel Bergvall & Simon Sandquist. Tunnels is based on the first installment of the novel series, which has sold over one million copies and been published in nearly 40 countries worldwide. The authors have already completed five sequels. with the sixth and final book in the series, Terminal, coming soon.
Tunnels is a fantasy adventure set beneath the streets of London, where two teenage boys discover an incredible, hidden underground world where a secret civilisation has been desperately waiting for a hero to save them all. The deeper they go, the closer they get to unearthing an evil that could destroy the world above and put an end to the lives they once lived.
There’s no news on when the movie might shoot.