John Rocco’s ‘Blackout’ Optioned for Live-Action Adaptation

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By Maryann Yin Comment

Fox 2000 has optioned the film rights to John Rocco‘s Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, Blackout. The movie studio plans to adapt this work into a live-action movie.

According to Deadline, Rocco will serve as an executive producer along with Ivana Schecter-GarciaHow To Train Your Dragon screenwriter Will Davies will write the script.

Here’s more from the article: “Rocco’s bestselling book follows a young New York City family, disconnected from each other by their obsessive everyday use of technology, who are separated during a New York City blackout and must find their way back to each other–literally and figuratively–in order to reconnect as a family.”

Rocco recently blogged that Weston Woods was working on an animation project based on Blackout. He also revealed that Academy Award-nominated actor Stanley Tucci would lend his vocal talents to that venture.

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