Doug Sweetland, director the Pixar short Presto, has signed on to direct The Familiars for Sony Animation Studios, ThePlaylist are reporting.

The Familiars is loosely based on the book of the same name by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson and centers on three young wizard apprentices who, after being whisked away by an evil queen, must rely on their animal companions, or familiars – an alley cat, a blue jay and a tree frog – to escape.

Epstein and Jacobson will adapt the book for screen themselves, with Sam Raimi and Josh Donen on board as executive producers.

No release date has been announced yet, but expect more details to be confirmed once a screenplay has been handed into the studio.

In case you haven’t already seen it, you can find Presto on all Wall-E DVDs and Blu-rays.