Director: Paul Feig
Writers: Soman Chainani, David Magee
Stars: Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Rachel Bloom
The School of Good and Evil 2022, and fantasy fans in general. The series is finally getting its movie adaptation and has already been touted as one of the most anticipated movies of 2022. Although the books were simpler in their message and aimed at a much younger audience, the adaptation could take a different tack. route.
Netflix took over from Universal Pictures to turn the series into live-action feature films a few years ago. Due to the pandemic and generally being stuck in development hell since the first book came out, the film’s release was pushed back. But the long wait will finally end this year.
Paul Feig, who created the comedy series Freaks and Geeks and directed comedy hits such as Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and Ghostbusters (2016), will direct the film adaptation for Netflix. Chainani has not only worked on the script, but has come on board as an executive producer.
First published in 2013, this series bears many similarities to the world of Once Upon A Time and Harry Potter. There are skeletal birds, a creepy forest, people transfiguring into other creatures (like animagus or metamorphmagus witches and wizards in the Potterverse). There is even a tournament called Trial by Tale, very similar to the Triwizard tournament.
The School for Good and Evil follows two friends from the town of Gavaldon, Sophie (Sophie Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), who are taken to a magical school (no, not Hogwarts) where heroes and villains of all ages are trained. fairy tales. in the ways of, you guessed it, good and evil. But unfortunately for Sophie and Agatha, they are sent to separate schools, and to the wrong ones.
The cast is huge, with Kerry Washington as the head of the School for Good, Professor Dovey and Charlize Theron taking on the dean of the School for Evil, Lady Lesso, while Michelle Yeoh plays Professor Anemone and Laurence Fishburne plays the school teacher. Shadow and Bone’s Kit Young takes on the role of Rafal, a mysterious figure who has destructive plans for the school. The backlash from fans of the books has been just as big online.