Moving from films to writing is not a strange transition, the latest to do so is director and producer Chris Columbus.
Variety reports that Columbus is working with Ned Vizzini to create House of Secrets. The new trilogy of young-adult fiction books will be published by HarperCollins children’s imprint Balzer + Bray.
Vizzini is known for writing It’s Kind of a Funny Story which say a bigscreen adaptation in 2010. The new stories are more fantasy based and revolves around a family that moves into a house “built by a fantasy writer interested in the occult.”
Columbus is most widely recognized for directed the first two Harry Potter films. He’s also worked on other fantasy projects for children like the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Columbus is also developing a reboot of Western series The Rifleman at CBS. So I guess you could say he’s been keeping himself busy.