'Lost Things' found for Point Road


NEW YORK -- "The Book of Lost Things," Irish author John Connolly's dark fantasy novel about a boy who enters a gruesome fairy tale world, has been optioned by director John Moore's Point Road Prods.

Moore, who helmed "Flight of the Phoenix," "Behind Enemy Lines" and last year's remake of "The Omen," is expected to direct the adaptation. The 2006 book for adults, set during World War II, follows a 12-year-old boy whose mother dies, father remarries and new stepmother becomes pregnant. He escapes his problems through books that transport him into a world of monsters he fights as he tries to escape.

Other Connolly books set for the screen include his thriller novel "Bad Men," in development with screenwriter Stephen Susco ("The Grudge") at Sobini Films, and his short story "The New Daughter," optioned by Gold Circle Films with a screenplay by John Travis ("She Lived").

Connolly is repped by APA. Point Road Prods. was repped in the deal by Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.