Encyclopedia Brown

First-time filmmaker Matthew Johnson attracted some attention this year for The Dirties, a provocative look at a school shooting from the perspective of two would-be killers. But his next foray into youth-centric entertainment will be far less controversial.

Johnson is in talks to write Encyclopedia Brown, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the classic children’s mystery series. Roy Lee and Howard David Deutsch are producing. More about the project after the jump.

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Encyclopedia Brown

Sony has a Goosebumps movie in motion with director Rob Letterman, and Fox has ambitious plans for a cross-platform Choose Your Own Adventure franchise. But Hollywood won’t rest until every relic of your childhood bookshelf has been brought to the big screen, goddamnit.

The latest to get the movie treatment is Encyclopedia Brown, which Warner Bros. has picked up for Roy Lee and Howard David Deutsch to produce.┬áIf that title doesn’t ring a bell, you clearly don’t have Encyclopedia Brown’s photographic memory the Donald J. Sobol-penned series centers around a boy detective. Hit the jump for details.

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