Wimpy Kid movie tie-in for PRH

News - Books Friday, 17 March 2017

Book of the film of the book coming in May. Written and illustrated with original cartoons by Jeff Kinney, the book is described as 'an original, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.'

Called The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter, it will be published on 18 May, around a week before the feature film opens in British cinemas. The book will have the background on what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a minivan, a robo pig, and an animatronic three-year-old.

"We are thrilled to be publishing Jeff’s brand-new movie diary in May. Millions of Wimpy Kid fans around the world and moviegoers of all ages will be in for an absolute treat with this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, told with Jeff’s wonderful humour", said Francesca Dow, md of Penguin Random House Children’s.

The movie is based on the bestselling ninth book in Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul sold over two million copies in all formats around the world in its first week of publication and reached No.1 in the UK Book Chart. The first three Wimpy Kid films have grossed $225 million worldwide.

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