Marley And Me' director David Frankel has signed on to direct the animated pic Septimus Heap: Magyk says THR.
Based on author Angie Sage's seven-volume children's books series, the story revolves around two babies who are switched at birth.
One is a boy who discovers his birthright as the seventh son of a seventh son and is destined to become a powerful wizard, the other is a girl who is fated to become a princess.
More than one million "Septimus Heap" books have been sold in the US thus far. Rob Lieber is adapting the script
With the Harry Potter films nearing the end Warner Bros. clearly wants this series to be its successor.