|“||Summit Entertainment bringing Dork Diaries to life is a dream come true! My book series could not be in more capable hands. My fans and I are super excited to see Nikki Maxwell and her dorky world come to life.||”|
– Rachel Renée Russell, about the movie announcement
As of mid 2015, author Rachel Renee Russell announced that Lionsgate Summit would produce a Dork Diaries film.
The movie was to be directed by Mark Waters, who also directed award-winning comedy, Mean Girls. Many speculate that the film had been canceled due to a number of reasons as there was no more information about the movie's development since late 2015. As of August 2016, there had been not been at least a trailer released about the movie. It has not been confirmed yet by the author that the movie had been put off or even permanently discontinued from production.
- September 5th, 2014 - Russell announces that the film will be made!
- May 15th, 2015 - Nikki announces she needs help with choosing actors/actresses for her movie.
- September 18th, 2015 - Nikki announces Mark Waters will be the director for the movie.