Encyclopedia Brown movie is currently coming together at Warner Bros.
The studio is reportedly bringing the beloved character to the big screen for the first time. Although he has appeared in television shows and comic strips, this will be his first Hollywood adventure.
The folks at Coming Soon report Warner Bros. and producers Roy Lee and Howard David Deutsch will bring author Donald J. Sobol’s boy detective to the big screen at some point in the near future. A release date has not been set as of this writing.
Although an Encyclopedia Brown movie is said to be in the works at the studio, this isn’t the first time someone has attempted to bring the story to life on the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. tried to make something happen with the project back in the 80s. At the time, Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn were attached to star. However, this version of Encyclopedia Brown never came to fruition.
The website also stated Robert Luketic was attached to the adaptation during the early 2000s. Prometheus director Ridley Scott also had his hands on the movie at one point. Despite all of the talent interested in the character, nobody could get the project off the ground.
Author Donald J. Sobol penned Encyclopedia Brown brooks from 1963 until his death in 2012. Over the course of his career, the writer put together an impressive 28 books featuring the adventures of the boy detective.
For those who don’t remember the books, Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown is the son of a police chief who solves cases for just 25 cents per day. Each of the books contained around 10 adventures and encouraged readers to solve the mystery before checking out the answers in the back of the book.
Do you remember the Encyclopedia Brown books? Are you excited Warner Bros. is attempting to get a movie off the ground once again?