Alibaba Pictures has secured the film rights to the Warriors book series in an agreement with Working Partners and its parent company, Coolabi Group Limited.
The Warriors book series, following clans of warring feral cats, has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and is licensed in 35 languages around the world. HarperCollins will publish a further eight Warriors titles over the next two years.
"The emotionally anthropomorphised characters and intricate plots in Warriors have touched so many readers and continue to connect with readers from new generations," said Chris Snowdon, managing director of Working Partners.
"We are delighted to be working with Alibaba Pictures to bring Warriors onto the big screen."
Zhang Wei, president of Alibaba Pictures, added: "Warriors is an outstanding novel series with a large fan base around the world. Alibaba Pictures is planning to turn Warriors into a film franchise that will bring to life the spectacular animal and jungle worlds depicted in the novels, using world-leading visual effects."