The Water Horse Coming to the Big Screen
February 7, 2006

Walden Media, Beacon Pictures and Revolution Studios are teaming to produce a "Narnia"-scale film based on children's fantasy novel The Water Horse, by British author Dick King-Smith.

Variety says Robert Nelson Jacobs will write the live-action/CGI movie and Jay Russell will direct. Production is expected to begin in May in New Zealand.

The Ecosse Films production will be the last film Revolution will make under its current term agreement with Sony.

The Water Horse tells the story of a lonely boy in Scotland who finds a mysterious egg from which hatches a "water horse" -- a mythical sea monster of Scottish legend.