|“||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 production. The movie began filming in June 2019 in Los Angeles, California and ended in August 2019.
- 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.