ABC picks up Wheeler's 'Atlas' pilot


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ABC has picked up Tom Wheeler's fantasy pilot "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas."

The drama project, from Warner Bros. TV, is described as "Harry Potter" meets "Pan's Labyrinth."

It centers on a young girl who finds a magical atlas that reveals a secret world underneath our world.

WMA-repped Wheeler also is adapting his fantasy novel "The Arcanum" for Gold Circle and director Randall Wallace.