French-Canadian YA Book Series ‘Amos Daragon’ Set for Big Screen Adaptation

By a Front Row Features Staff Reporter

Award-winning Canadian filmmaking trio RKSS (Anouk Whissell, Francois Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell) are attached to direct the live-action adaption of the international literary phenomenon “Amos Daragon.” Executive-produced by Sylvain Viau of IceWorks Pictures, Benoit Beaulieu, Albert I. Melamed and Pierre-Alexandre Bouchard, the film will be based on the 12-book fantasy series by Quebec author Bryan Perro. The bestseller has sold more than 2.5 million copies and has been translated into more than 15 languages.

“Amos Daragon” follows the adventures of the titular 12-year-old hero and his companions Beorf, Lolya and Medousa as they journey to find four masks that harness the forces of nature. With the power of the masks, they can defeat the evil villain who threatens their world.

RKSS made their directorial debut with “Turbo Kid,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015. With its release, the film won acclaim and multiple awards before having a wide release by EPIC Pictures. RKSS’ visual style and creative flair will complement the expansive universe that Perro has created with “Amos Daragon.”

RKSS is represented by Gersh and legal by Cuffe Owens at Felker Toczek Suddleson.