Matt
Haig

Writer for film

Matt Haig is a novelist and writer for film and his bestselling novels include The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans

Matt has written extensively for both adults and children and all of his adult novels have been optioned for film. His children's novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times.

Matt wrote on the hugely successful Paddington film, which released in the UK in November 2014 and is currently working on adaptations of several of his own novels, including The Last Family in England for Plan B and The Radleys for Alfonso Cuaron as well as working on The Yeti Project for Studio AKA. His children's book, A Boy Called Christmas and his most recent novel A Midnight Library have also been optioned by Blueprint Pictures and Studio Canal. The TV rights to Echo Boy has been optioned to Submarine, the animation studio based in The Netherlands.

Matt is currently in development on Notes On A Nervous Planet with Mammoth Screen.

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Film

Writer 

Director Taika Waititi

Adaptation of Matt's novel featuring a dog's perspective on his human family's lives

Plan B
In development

Family animation

Studio AKA
In development
Producer Alfonso Cuaron

Adaptation of Matt's novel about an unusual family attempting to live a normal suburban life

BBC Films
In development
The Humans
Feature
Producer Tanya Seghatchian

Adaptation of Matt's novel about an alien who takes over the body of a mathematician 

TS Films Ltd
In development
Echo Boy
Feature
Producer Tanya Seghatchian

Adaptation of Matt's sci fi novel for young adults

TS Films Ltd
In development

Additional Writer 

Paddington
Feature
Producer David Heyman
Director Paul King
Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Julie Walters
  • Samuel Joslin
  • Adaptation of the classic children's stories about a young bear who arrives in London from Peru

    Studio Canal
    Heyday

    Television

    Writer 

    Submarine
    In development
    Mammoth Screen
    In development