Radar Pictures Developing Geronimo Stilton Film


Radar Pictures has secured the feature film rights for Geronimo Stilton, the adventurous mouse created by Italian author Elisabetta Dami.

Animation filmmaker David Soren (Turbo, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Under the Boardwalk) is attached to direct the film, which will see Geronimo the journalist stumble onto a conspiracy theory.

The film is a collaboration between Radar Pictures and Atlantyca Entertainment, which manages the international publishing, animation and licensing rights worldwide for the Geronimo Stilton book series. The books are published in Italy by Edizioni Piemme and in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries by Scholastic. Anthony Tringali, Michael Napoliello and Maria Frisk will produce the movie for Radar.

“I am excited to be working with Radar Pictures to bring this incredibly popular book series to life,” Soren said. “Geronimo Stilton is beloved around the world, and it’s high time for his first hilarious, feature film adventure!”

Atlantyca President Pietro Marietti said, “Here at Atlantyca, we are honored to see our beloved Geronimo Stilton heading to Hollywood! For 20 years, working with the Atlantyca team, we proudly created a global brand with extraordinary success achieved through books, the animated series, our musical and exhibitions, resulting in Geronimo Stilton becoming a worldwide transmedia phenomenon. Our partnership with Radar Pictures is truly a next step for this famed mouse journalist. We are so excited to see the potential this brings to sharing his story with new audiences on the big screen.”

“The Geronimo Stilton books are so wonderfully witty and you immediately fall in love with the characters,” added Tringali. “The movie will bring audiences of all ages on an unforgettable and hilarious journey full of action, heart, and mousy misadventures.”