Director David Gordon Green is bringing celebrated author Laura Ingalls Wilder's books to life on the big screen as part of a new film project.

The Pineapple Express filmmaker reveals he has been reading the writer's 1932 childrens novel Little House in the Big Woods in preparation for a movie adaptation, although few other details about the film are known.

Filling out the Culture Diary section for New York Magazine, in which stars share a week in their lives with readers, he writes, "Read Little House in the Big Woods. I'm developing a new film based on the old Laura Ingalls Wilder books."

Wilder's books were based on her early childhood with her pioneering family at their woodland home near the village of Pepin, Wisconsin. Her stories have spawned numerous Tv series and movies over the years, with actress Melissa Gilbert famously portraying the writer in Little House on the Prairie, which aired on television around the globe in the 1970s and 1980s.

Wilder died in 1957, aged 90.