Helmer in talks for adaptation of the popular book.

Variety is reporting that award winning commercial director Robert Rugan is in negotiations to take the directing reigns of Paramount Pictures’ long-gestating adaptation of P.B. Kerr popular book series ‘Children of the Lamp.’

The fantasy series follows the adventures of John and Philippa Gaunt, twelve-year-old twins who recently discovered that they are descended from a long line of djinn.

David Guion and Michael Handelman (‘Dinner for Schmucks,’ ‘The Ex’) are on board to provide the screenplay with Nina Jacobson (‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘One Day’) producing.