Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Being Produced by Disney

Judith Viorst hit upon a real winner with her children's book, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, written in 1972.

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Lands At Disney imageFox originally was adapting the book as a new project but has no longer decided to produce it. Disney, however, has come to the rescue and is taking it.

Deadline reports that the project will continue with the same pieces in place that were established over at Fox. Lisa Cholodenko, who earned an Oscar nomination for her 2010 film The Kids Are All Right, is still directing the movie with a script she co-wrote with Rob Lieber, and Steve Carell is still attached to star as Ben, Alexander's father.

The new report says that many of the other major studios, including Universal, Sony, and MGM, showed interest in making the movie, but Disney ended up moving the fastest. While the project was far along in development at Fox, they ended up deciding not to make the film because it's budget was getting too large. Disney seemed to  have had more faith in its potential.

The story follows a young boy named Alexander who, from the very moment he wakes up, starts having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. The gum he was chewing the previous night has ended up in his hair, his sweater falls in a sink full of water, his cereal box is missing its toy... the list goes on. While this will be the first live-action adaptation of Viorst's book, it was previously made as an animated musical for HBO in 1990.


  1. I'll probably go see the film as I enjoy kids' movies almost as much as kids' books.

    1. Yes, Barbara, I probably will, too. It'll be good with Disney producing it!