The School of Good and Evil

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While the film was originally set up at Universal, it later moved to Netflix where it's currently in pre-production.
Oz The Great And Powerful’s Roth Films has partnered with Jane Startz Productions to acquired movie rights to The School For Good And Evil, the first title in a novel trilogy by Soman Chainani that will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins on May 14 and in the U.K. on June 6. The trilogy tells the story of ordinary boys and girls who are kidnapped from their homes and sent to The School for Good and Evil, where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains, princesses and witches.

The protagonist is Sophie, a beauty who is dumped into the School for Evil while her homely best friend Agatha is taken to the School for Good. Both girls find their fortunes reversed and are forced to confront the truth about their unexpected destinies. Chainani and Hook scribe Malia Scotch Marmo are attached to write the screenplay. This one sounds like a fun bit of mischief for Roth Films, where Joe Roth and Palak Patel are whipping up retro-fairy tale hits and cranking them out like modern day Grimm Brothers.
Source: https://deadline.com/2013/05/roth-films ... il-501471/
Deadline revealed last Thursday that the Oz The Great And Powerful producer had partnered with Jane Startz Production to acquire movie rights to The School For Good And Evil. After a spirited auction, Universal Pictures won the property in a seven-figure deal for book and scriptwriting fees. It’s the first title in a novel trilogy by Soman Chainani that will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins on May 14 and in the U.K. on June 6. The trilogy tells the story of ordinary boys and girls who are kidnapped from their homes and sent to The School for Good and Evil, where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains, princesses and witches.

Universal is an easy fit for Roth and his top exec Palak Patel, both of whom will produce with Startz. Roth and Patel produced Snow White And The Huntsman at Universal, and have a sequel in the works. They are also working with the studio on Daughter Of Smoke & Bone, an adaptation of Laini Taylor’s novel that also has franchise potential. Chainani and Hook scribe Malia Scotch Marmo are attached to write the screenplay, which is interesting in that they met when Scotch Marmo was Chainani’s college professor.
Source: https://deadline.com/2013/05/universal- ... il-507177/
The streaming giant will buy out an A-list producer's backend based on a formula that factors in the budget and what the movie would likely do at the box office. A knowledgeable source says Netflix paid producer Joe Roth close to eight figures as a backend buyout for the fantasy The School for Good and Evil, which is in preproduction.
Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/featu ... ng-1231089
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I've always been a fan of these books and I was wondering what had happened to the supposed film adaptation. I know Soman Chainani claimed there would be an update soon but I didn't expect it would transition to a Netflix release.
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Updates.

Paul Feig to Direct 'The School for Good and Evil' Adaptation for Netflix
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat- ... ix-1296168

Ben Kingsley, Rob Delaney, Rachel Bloom, Patti LuPone Enroll in Netflix’s ‘School for Good and Evil’
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie ... 235044633/

Paul Feig Taps Sofia Wylie & Sophia Anne Caruso To Lead ‘The School For Good and Evil’ Adaptation
https://deadline.com/2020/12/paul-feig- ... 234660311/

Kerry Washington And Charlize Theron Join Netflix’s ‘The School For Good And Evil
https://deadline.com/2021/02/kerry-wash ... 234697107/

Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh Join ‘The School For Good And Evil’ At Netflix
https://deadline.com/2021/03/laurence-f ... 234713455/

The School for Good and Evil to film in Belfast for Netflix
https://www.kftv.com/news/2020/12/01/ex ... or-netflix
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