Deal Announcement: Fox Animation picks up THE WITCH BOY

THE WITCH BOY by Molly Ostertag (Scholastic, Oct. 2017)

THE WITCH BOY by Molly Ostertag (Scholastic, Oct. 2017)

Fox Animation has preemptively picked up the feature film rights to THE WITCH BOY by Molly Knox Ostertag.

THE WITCH BOY centers on 13-year-old Aster, whose family raises all their girls to be witches and boys to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. The boy hasn’t shifted, and he’s fascinated by witchery. When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help … but as a witch. With the help of a non-conforming friend, Aster will have to find the courage to save his family while also be true to himself.

Scholastic Press, which is behind such graphic novel best-sellers as Raina Telgemeier’s SISTERS and GHOSTS, is set to publish THE WITCH BOY on October 31. 

Fox senior executive Darlene Caamaño Loquet will oversee the project for the studio.

Ostertag is repped by APA and Linnan Literary Management.

The Hollywood Reporter: Fox Animation Picks Up 'Witch Boy' Graphic Novel