The children’s series by Jarrett J. Krosoczka centers on two duck-billed detectives in Kalamazoo City tasked with busting illegal candy sales and tracking down political corruption. The books are published by Walden Pond Press, a collaboration between Harper Collins and Walden Media. Three installments have already hit shelves and a fourth sequel is in development.
The move comes as Walden has been busy unveiling a slate of films such as last month’s action adventure “Everest” and next summer’s “The B.F.G,” a Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s classic about a lovable giant. Walden is co-financing those films, but the studio has been ramping up its in-house production and development operations, as well.
The screenplay for “Platypus Police Squad” will be written by Jon Saunders and Ross Evans.