Despite the fact that the film "Ghost in the Shell" received conflicting reviews from critics and started only from third place in the North American box office, one of the producers of the film adaptation of the manga of the same name intends to continue to delight the audience with screen versions of famous literary works. As reported by Variety , Stephen Paul's SP Entertainment Group has announced the start of work on a film and series based on the book series Pierce Anthony Xanth ".|
Anthony novels are set in the magical land of Xanthus , where people coexist with centaurs, dragons, goblins, harpies, ogres and other fantastic creatures. Every inhabitant of Xanthus is born with a unique magical ability, which he must show before his 25th birthday.
The start of the fantasy saga in 1977 was given by the book " Enchant for Chameleosha ". Its main character is a young man named Bink , exiled from Xanthus after he failed to demonstrate his magical gift. The outcast decides to return to his homeland with the help of the evil wizard Trent ...
Anthony originally planned to create a trilogy, but the books Enchant for Chameleosha , The Source of Magic and Castle of Rugna ”Were so warmly received by fantasy fans that the author decided to expand the cycle to nine pieces. In the mid-80s, Pierce again could not refuse his fans when they began to demand new stories about the amazing inhabitants of Xanthus . As a result, in four decades he wrote more than 40 books about a fairyland.
This is not the first time Hollywood has tried to bring the heroes of a famous book cycle to the big screen. In the middle of the last decade, the rights to the film based on the works of Anthony were owned by the studio Warner Bros. They wanted to entrust the work on the tape to screenwriter David Benioff (Game of Thrones) and director Wolfgang Petersen (" An endless story "), but in the end the project was sent to the shelf.
Fans of creativity Pierce Anthony can only hope that a new attempt to film the popular fantasy saga will be more successful.
The Topic of Article: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.