Hollywood director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Ghostbusters, Spy) is set to direct The School For Good and Evil for Netflix, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Soman Chainani.
David Magee (Life of Pi, Mary Poppins Returns, Finding Neverland) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow) will adapt the screenplay from the book – the first of six in the franchise.
Feig commented: “I’m truly excited to bring this amazing, touching, funny and empowering world that Soman created in his wonderful books to life. I feel like a frog that just turned into a prince.”
Chainani added: “To have one of your favorite directors adapt your book into a film for Netflix is an honor and a dream. 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.”
The novel tells the story of best friends Sophie and Agatha who discover the School for Good and Evil – where ordinary children are trained to be fairytale heroes and villains.