Derek Hart Books to be Game, Possibly Film, TV and More

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All-ages fantasy book series by Derek Hart, The Secret Dragons, has been optioned for film and television by Class 3 Entertainment. Class 3 is known for optioning novels and life rights stories. Derek Hart Entertainment has commitments for first round funding of $15 million with development of the video game beginning in early February.

Bob Lenthart, CEO of Derek Hart Entertainment, an independent game design studio, has already tapped some of the talented individuals leading the rapidly growing multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry. Lenthart says, "Our development team includes several innovative designers from Warcraft and Warhammer, a leading art director from Gears of War, and one of the fantastic background/character artists from the Halo series."

Just as with previous films of popular game franchises like Alone in the Dark (2005) and House of the Dead (2003), Hal Croasmun of Class 3 Entertainment envisions a ’Secret Dragon world.’ "We foresee a community of fire-breathing fans emerging from the video series based on Derek Hart’s six book series." Class 3 Entertainment has film and TV rights to the video game, book series, graphic novel, comic book, and the screenplay adaptation written by J.J. Ramo.

No platforms have been announced for the upcoming games or an expected release date.

The Secret Dragon Series Currently Includes:

 Secret of the Dragon’s Eye is a tale of fantasy for all ages, with a high-spirited dragon named Thaddeus Osbert and three adolescents who befriend him. Faced with danger and intrigue, the children band together with the dragon, to thwart a German top-secret mission, aimed at seizing the mystical and magical sword of King Arthur—Excalibur. By combining their wits, their courage, and their imagination, the children overcome many obstacles to forge friendships as solid as time itself. Yet there is a price to pay for their brave intervention against the forces of evil. Will they be willing to once again battle incredible odds to make amends? What sacrifices will be required to save their mythical, fire-breathing friend from his pre-ordained fate?

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