Bestselling Irish author John Connolly's fantasy novel 'The Book of Lost Things' is to be made into a film.

Variety reports that Irish director John Moore has optioned the film rights to the book.

'The Book of Lost Things' tells the story of an English boy who finds a portal to another world and must undertake a quest to find his way out of it.

Moore previously directed the remake of 'The Omen', the remake of 'The Flight of the Phoenix' and 'Behind Enemy Lines'.