â€œVarjak Pawâ€, the award-winning fantasy novel by SF Said, has been optioned by The Jim Henson Company to be developed as an animated family feature film. Dave McKean, illustrator of the book and director of Hensonâ€™s most recent feature â€œMirrorMask,â€ is attached to direct. McKean and Said will co-write the screenplay. The deal also includes an option on â€œThe Outlaw Varjak Pawâ€, the second book in the series that was recently released. The announcement was made today by Lisa Henson, co-CEO of The Jim Henson Company and a producer on the film.
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