'Oscar Pill' Franchise Next for 'Harry Potter' Producer David Heyman
With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II getting closer and closer, the end of the multi-billion dollar franchise is near. However, producer David Heyman is already keen on lining up another young adult franchise. The Wrap reports that the Harry Potter producer is teaming with Warner Bros. to adapt The Adventures of Oscar Pill, a French youth-fantasy series from Eli Anderson. In the same vein as the wizarding franchise, the series follows an unusual young boy who discovers he can travel inside the bodies of living beings, even humans. But why must he use these "Magic School Bus"-like powers?
Since the novels haven't been translated for U.S. readers yet, the best we have is some rough translation from Google Translate. Luckily Collider did some piecing together of the story and it seems to find Oscar Pill lerning he's a Médicus, one with the ability to move in and out of living beings. In his adventures, Pill is pitted against villains known as the Pathologus as he attempts to journey through five different worlds in which he must attain some sort of trophy to move onto the next. In addition, the young boy is also trying to find out who is behind the mysterious death of his father, a great Médicus.
Sounds like it could be cool, and if the books get an English translation and some steam on the best-sellers list, then we might have another successful film franchise on our hands. In the meantime, check out our interview with David Heyman about the Harry Potter franchise, and also check out Alex's recent video blog recounting the new footage from the conclusion of the Harry Potter franchise which was shown at CinemaCon. Interested in the Oscar Pill story?