Sonar Entertainment has acquired Watchdog by Will McIntosh (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, October), about twins who build a robot that is a watchdog, for an animated kids series. (Kidscreen)
Producer Komixx Media Group (which is based in the U.K. and L.A.) has optioned Captured by Kelly Anne Blount (Wattpad), about a girl who is kidnapped by a person she meets for an online date. (Variety)
No Exit by Taylor Adams (Joffe Books, June), about a woman who finds a kidnapped girl in a car, has been optioned by 20th Century Fox. (Bookseller)
Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified Komixx Entertainment as an Australian producer. It is a U.K.- and L.A.-based company, with an Australian office.