class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-34854″ title=”Barbar” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />The producers of the Twilight film series, Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, have bought the rights to make a film based on Babar the elephant, tentatively titled Babar: The Adventures of Badou.

Babar was the creation of Jean de Brunhoff in 1931. Since then, the character has been featured in a multitude of TV series and films, garnering a worldwide following. Babar is a young elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants, soon becoming their king.

Bowen and Godfrey’s new company, Temple Hill, will team-up with Nelvana and the Clifford Ross Company to co-produce the new film. Expect more details to be revealed once the film is in production. Wyck Godfrey was recently linked to a Janis Joplin biopic with Fernando Meirelles as director and Amy Adams to star.

Empire reported this one.