Drew Daywalt’s The Day that the Crayons Quit is led to the display
Sony Pictures has strategies to accommodate the favorite children’s novel The Day that the Crayons Quit for the large screen. Deadline has the information, reporting that the bestseller, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is being planned as a live-action / animation hybrid. 21 Laps is now developing the property with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen manufacturing and Daywalt and Jeffers themselves serving as executive producers.
Published in 2013 from Philomel Books, The Day that the Crayons Quit was named Amazon’s 2013 Greatest Picture Book of the Year and has, so far, sold over 300 million copies. It is described as follows:
Poor Duncan only wants to colour. However, if he opens his own box of crayons, he sees letters, all saying the same thing: his crayons have had sufficient! They stopped! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle. Black wants to be utilized for more than simply outlining. From bleach all the bodies of water, Blue needs a rest. And Orange and Yellow are talking–each believes he is the color of sunlight.
What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and make them back to doing what they do best?
A companion publication, The Day that the Crayons Came Home followed 2015.
The Day that the Crayons Quit doesn’t yet have a writer or director attached, but check back for information as they become available.
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