After investing heavily in ‘The Legacy of Jupiter’ to rival Amazon Prime’s’ The Boys‘, Netflix will now release a movie to try and start a magical franchise that will attempt to follow the success of ‘Harry Potter ”.
It is an adaptation of the saga of successful novels by Soman Chainani and Alice Klesck.
In “ The School of Good and Evil ”, parents lock up and protect their children, terrified of the possible kidnapping, which takes place according to an old legend: the missing young people are taken to the school of good and evil, a place similar to Hogwarts, where they study to become the heroes and villains of the stories. Sophie hopes to be one of the elected and admitted to Escola do Bem.
The film is based on the first book in a trilogy which shows an epic journey to a new and dazzling world, in which the only way to escape the legends of fairy tales and enchanted stories is to experience one of the intensely ‘them, and has a very similar imprint to Harry Potter.
The film is directed by Paul Feig, of “Mission Maid of Honor” and “The Spy Who Knew Less”, and stars acclaimed actresses Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron.
Sophia Anne Caruso (“Evil”) and Sofia Wylie (“High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”) will be the protagonists Sophie and Agatha – pupils of the titular school where young people are trained to become characters from fairy tales .
The screenplay is in charge of David Magee (“The Adventures of Pi“) and Laura Solon (“The Last Hangover of the Year”).
Netflix premieres in 2023.
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