Young actor nabs lead in narrative adaptation.

Variety is reporting that 16 year-old British actor Charlie Rowe (‘The Boat That Rocked,’ ‘Never Let Me Go’) has landed the lead in 20th Century Fox’s big screen adaptation of the BBC documentary franchise ‘Walking With Dinosaurs 3D.’

With a screenplay by John Collee and Theodore Thomas the cinematic reboot follows two brothers looking to follow in their father’s footsteps, which leads to a showdown with dinosaurs in the Arctic North.

The film will be co-directed by Barry Cook (‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Mulan’) and Neil Nightingale with Mike Devlin, Amanda Hill and Deepak Nayar producing.