Little House on the Prairie just took a big step closer to the big screen. A movie adaptation that was previously in the works at Sony has landed with Paramount, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Paramount will carry the project the rest of the way.
Little House on the Prairie is a classic series of children’s book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, who related stories from her real-life frontier childhood to her young readers. This new film adaptation is based on an earlier adaptation of Ingalls Wilder’s work: Little House on the Prairie, the NBC network television show that ran from 1974 to 1983. That TV series starred Michael Landon as Wilder’s father and Melissa Gilbert as Wilder herself.
The new film adaptation will be directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) is set to write the script. The film was original picked up by Sony back in 2012 and languished for some time, but the move to Paramount signals that the project is picking up steam after all.
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