'Phantom Tollbooth' Movie in the Works From TriStar | Spinoff Online | TV & Film News Daily "A film adaptation of the beloved children’s novel “The Phantom Tollbooth” is in the works from TriStar Pictures." I don't know if anyone remembers this story, but I do. It was a wonderful children's fantasy novel. Chuck Jones made an adaptation, but I didn't really enjoy it too well. I hope this version will be better and be great like the book was.