David Heyman to produce Warriors
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 November 2016
'Harry Potter' producer David Heyman is to assume the same role on the 'Warriors' movie, based on the popular young adult book series of the same name
David Heyman is to produce 'Warriors'.
The 'Harry Potter' producer has signed up for the forthcoming live-action film, which will be based on the novel series of the same name created by authors Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, and developed by editor Victoria Holmes.
According to Variety, Heyman will produce the movie for China's Alibaba Pictures Group following an announcement on Sunday (20.11.16) at the British Embassy in Beijing.
He said: "Alibaba represents quality and the best values. When I first came to China a few years ago, I sought them out.
"What we discovered is that Alibaba is interested in telling stories that are universally relatable.
"'Warriors' is such a perfect Chinese-British project. The values (in the books) are British. But they are also Chinese ... There's more that unites us than divides us."
The novels are written under the pseudonym Erin Hunter and tell the story of the adventures of four wild cats, ThunderClan, ShadowClan, WindClan, and RiverClan.
The first book in series, 'Warriors', which was later re-named 'Warriors: The Prophecies Begin', was released in 2003.
Published by HarperCollins, the fantasy/young adult franchise has spawned six sub-series, with six books in each of those.
Heyman is well known for securing the movie rights to the 'Harry Potter' books in 1999 and going on to produce all eight movies in the series.