Fledgling UK production outfit Gate House Entertainment has acquired rights to Lucy Daniel Raby’s children’s novel, Nickolai of the North.
London-based Gate House comprises former props expert James Enright and former film and TV coordinator Peter Boothby – both company founders - and former Works International sales executive Naomi Weiner, who will serve as development executive.
Nickolai of the North follows the adventures of Nickolai, the last surviving elf, raised by humans in a remote Scandinavian settlement, as he journeys North to uncover the fate of his people and save the world.
Gate House Entertainment acquired the rights to the novel in late 2014 and has set former Broadcast Hotshot Scott Payne (Hollyoaks) – repped by Linda Seifert Management – to adapt the story.
The film will be developed by Enright, Boothby and Weiner.
“The project was introduced to us by Naomi, who had been a long-time fan of the