UPDATED, 11:45 AM: Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for its fantasy photo YA The school of good and evildirected by Paul Feig (Last Christmas)whose global launch is scheduled for October 19.
The film is set in the town of Gavaldon, where two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the most unlikely of bonds. Sophie, a golden-haired seamstress, dreams of escaping her boring life to become a princess, while Agatha, with her gloomy aesthetic and her unconventional mother, has the makings of a true witch. One night, under a blood-red moon, a powerful force draws them to the School of Good and Evil, where the true stories behind every great fairy tale begin.
The school of good and evil is based on the internationally best-selling book series by Soman Chainani. Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Flatters, Kit Young, Peter Serafinowicz, Rob Delaney, Mark Heap, Patti LuPone, Rachel Bloom, Kerry Washington, Charlize Theron and more also star. Read more about the new movie below; Check out his latest trailer above.
PREVIOUSLY, JUNE 7: Netflix on Tuesday released the first look at its anticipated adaptation of the fantasy novel YA The school of good and evil starring Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington. Based on the novel by Soman Chainani, the film is directed by Paul Feig and also stars Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso.
The trailer is brief, with most of it narrated by Theron before she reveals what her and Washington’s characters look like. The final images show Wylie and Caruso’s characters, Agatha and Sophie, respectively, being kidnapped and taken to school by some sort of flying creature.
A release date for the film is still unknown, other than that it will come out sometime in the fall. Laurence Fishburne and Michelle Yeoh also star.
Check out the trailer above that was released today as part of Netflix’s Geeked Week. The first poster is below.
The plot of the hit six-book series centers on Sophie and Agatha, best friends who discover where the legacies of fairy tales go to school: the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be heroes and villains of fairy tales. With her princess ambitions of her own, Sophie knows that she will be chosen for the School of Good and she will join the ranks of her former students as Cinderella and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her gloomy aesthetic and mischievous cat of hers, seems to fit right in with the villains of the School of Evil. However, the girls soon discover that her luck has changed. What if the mistake is the first clue to who Sophie and Agatha really are?
The school of good and evil It is the first book in Chainani’s series, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages on six continents.
Finding Neverland scribe David Magee and Feig adapted the screenplay. Joe Roth and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum of Roth Kirschenbaum are producing with Jane Startz and Feigco of Feig and Laura Fischer. Stephen Jones, Zack Roth, Patricia Riggen and Chainani are executive producers.