Harold and the Purple Crayon movie

Author Crockett Johnson’s 1955 book Harold and the Purple Crayon has been an object of fascination for Hollywood for decades, and it’s easy to see why. The story, which follows a young boy who uses his imagination and a crayon to create a wondrous world around him, is tailor-made for a movie adaptation – and after many starts and stops, it seems like a feature version might finally happen.

A new report says that Shazam! star Zachary Levi is attached to star in a live-action Harold and the Purple Crayon movie for Sony. Read More »

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Before Where the Wild Things Are, and even before Being John Malkovich, Spike Jonze was developing a big screen adaptation of the acclaimed 1955 children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon. Harold and the Purple Crayon tells the story of a curious four-year-old boy who draws his reality and lives in the imaginary world he creates. The film famously fell apart a mere two weeks before principal photography (more information about that after the jump) but it now appears that development is alive again at Sony Pictures Animation.

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