Paul Feig has lined up his next feature film, and it appears the comedy director is venturing into the world of YA fantasy in the new film, “The School of Good and Evil.”
According to THR, Feig will direct the feature, based on the novel “The School of Good and Evil” written by Soman Chainani. The story follows two young girls, Sophie and Agatha, who are about to enter the titular schools, where they will be chosen to attend either one of the fairy tale training academies, the School for Good (which include alums such as Snow White and Cinderella) or the School for Evil. Judging by appearances and personalities, it would seem that Sophie is the logical choice for Good and the moody Agatha is set to go to Evil. However, when the girls are sent to the opposite schools, their friendship gets tested.
“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 & Evil.’ I have no doubt that he will make a true fairy tale classic,” said author Chainani.
Feig said, “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.”
“The School for Good and Evil” will be written by David Magee and Laura Solon. Magee is probably best known for his script for “The Life of Pi,” while Solon recently wrote the Netflix film, “Let it Snow.”
Feig recently released the Christmas rom-com, “Last Christmas,” but is probably best known for comedies such as “Bridesmaids” and “Spy.” He’s also the man who directed the much-maligned 2016 remake of “Ghostbusters.”
There’s no release date set for “The School of Good and Evil.”