Netflix released an official trailer for The school of good and evil, a long-awaited adaptation of Soman Chainani’s international bestselling novel of the same name. The film, directed by Paul Feig (ghost Buster, The last Christmas), features a venerable cast that includes Charlize Theron, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh, and Kerry Washington.
Published in 2013, Chainani’s first novel achieved worldwide acclaim as the story of two girls swept from the ordinary into the extraordinary world of a school dedicated to balancing the forces of good and evil, the source from which all bad guys come. and the heroes of fairy tales. Polar opposite best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie) unexpectedly end up on opposite sides of the division in the school populated by eccentric and mysterious characters such as Lady Lesso (Theron) and Professor Dovey (Washington).
The new School of Good and Evil trailer unveiled by Netflix reveals the colorful and fantasy world where girls are picked up by a giant bird and suddenly thrown into a whirlwind of beautifully crafted sets and effects that will delight book fans and fantasy audiences alike. Established and award-winning artists such as Theron, Washington, Yeoh and Fishburne provide leadership to the school, with newcomers Caruso and Wylie completing the cast. The very existence of the school is threatened when one of the girls, Sophie, becomes a formidable criminal.
Agatha fights the sinister forces torn from fairy tales to save her friend, who falls into league with the evil side and upsets the tenuous balance between good and evil forces. The trailer reveals a number of famous characters and iconographies from fairy tales, including King Arthur, Cinderella and the famous Snow White mirror. A teaser trailer was released in the early summer, as well as a series of images last week, whetting the appetite of both fantasy aficionados and fans of the first book in the series, which gave birth to Chainani a franchise that counts seven books.
Combining teenage drama with fantasy, The school of good and evil It will undoubtedly appeal to audiences, both for its familiar fairy tale-laden subject matter and for the formidable cast of Theron, Washington, Fishburne and Yeoh, whose performances seem to be spot on (including Cate Blanchett’s off-screen narration as The Storian. ) the concept of magical schools and academies is also popular, from the reigning fascination for Hogwarts to Netflix hits such as The order And The terrifying adventures of Sabrina.
The school of good and evil will debut on Netflix on October 19, 2022.
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