Paul Feig to Direct First Installation of Netflix’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’
Noted director Paul Feig has signed on to direct Netflix’s “The School of Good and Evil.” The film is based on Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling debut novel of the same name and will the first installation in “The School for Good and Evil” series.
“To have one of your favorite directors adapt your book into a film for Netflix is an honor and a dream,” Chainani said in a statement. “Paul Feig is a brilliant filmmaker and a master of tone — a perfect fit for the twists and turns of ‘The School for Good and Evil.’ I have no doubt that he will make a true fairy tale classic.”
According to Deadline, the film follows best friends Sophie and Agatha in the discovery of the School for Good and Evil — where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes or villains. Their friendship is put to the test as they are selected in opposing schools than they originally thought. With her ambitions to become a princess, Sophie is at first placed in the the School for Good, while Agatha’s grim persona lands her in the School for Evil. The switch forces the girls to analyze who they really are as they try to make their way out of the fairytale.
Adapting the screenplay for Netflix will be David Magee and Laura Solon. The “School of Good and Bad” series sold 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages across six continents. The final installation titled, “The School of Good and Evil: One True King,” is slated to come out on June 2.