Soman Chainani’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’ picked up by Universal Pictures
Young readers all around the world will be very excited to learn that Soman Chainani’s fictional world of “The School for Good and Evil” has been picked up by Universal Pictures.
Soman Chainani’s only recently released the first book of the three-part installment on May 14, 2013. It was just a few days later (Thursday) that Universal Pictures announced that it had acquired the feature rights to the series. The film itself is being produced by Joe Roth and Palek Patel, as well as Jane Startz. The original author (Chainani) will stay-on as to co-write the screenplay with Malia Scotch-Marmo (Hook). We will have more information on casting, direction and other details as the film gets further into production.
The story of “The School for Good and Evil” has two best friends (Sophie and Agatha) who are chosen to attend the school in the title. Children are taken to the school to study under two specialties, villain or hero. Although the two girls seemed like perfect fits for the favored profession, they will quickly find that their chosen roles will not become a reality. You can check out reviews for the book, as well as pick up the edition on the cheap at online stores like Amazon below.
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