Wow. Film adaptations of kids books just keep on coming. We’ve discussed The Spiderwick Chronicles and The City of Ember (twice) in these pages, with excitement building for both. Now it appears that the Fantasy series “Ranger’s Apprentice” will be gracing the silver screen as well. Here’s the word from Publishers Weekly:

Film rights for the Ranger’s Apprentice series by Australian author John Flanagan have been optioned by United Artists Films. Director and producer Paul Haggis will adapt and direct a series of movies, in a seven-figure deal.

While I haven’t been able to get into it myself, this series has been very hot with the 5th and 6th graders that I work with. This makes me think that they’ve got a possible hit on their hands, because 5th and 6th graders somehow manage to see just about every movie that is released (I’m not sure how they accomplish this). Time shall tell. No release date yet.