Sony Pictures has acquired The Night Knights by Gideon Sterer (Abrams Books For Young Readers, May), about a group of knights that protect kids from monsters. (Deadline Hollywood)

Several threads and characters from books by Paulo Coelho—including The Devil and Miss Prym (HarperCollins, 2000), Brida (HarperCollins,1990), and The Witch of Portobello (HarperCollins, 2007)—will be made into a TV series. The deal was made with FremantleMedia North America, Random House Studio, and Dancing Ledge Productions. (Deadline Hollywood)

Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun (Schocken, 2017), about the life of the former Israeli prime minister, has been optioned by Nina Tassler and Denise Di Novi for PatMa Productions. (Deadline Hollywood)

Imagine Entertainment has optioned The Warehouse by Rob Hart (Crown, 2019), with Ron Howard attached to direct. The book is set in the future, on the campus of a large online retail corporation. (Deadline Hollywood)