Last year, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to film the fantasy Nevermoor * by Australian writer Jessica Townsend, and the novel was still in preparation for publication. Now that there are only a few days left before the book will be published, work on the film adaptation has entered an active phase.|
According to the portal The Hollywood Reporter, the major invited Drew Goddard to write the script for the future film, as well as to produce the project. Goddard is familiar to moviegoers from the films "The Martian" and "Monstro", as well as the horror film "Cabin in the Woods". In addition, Drew has worked a lot in the genre of science fiction and fantasy, not only in films, but also on TV. He wrote the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, collaborated with JJ Abrams on Lost and Spy, and adapted the comics for The Defenders and Daredevil.
In the new project, Goddard will have to go to the magical city of Nevermoor. The main character of the original book is called Morrigan Crowe, and she was born on an unlucky day, which is why others blame her for all the troubles. Someone played a heart attack box? Morrigan is to blame. A violent storm has begun? Everyone points the finger at Morrigan. In addition, the girl is destined to die on her 11th birthday, but one day she meets a man named Jupiter, who takes her to the magical city of Nevermoor. Morrigan can escape her destiny, but for this she will have to go through a series of tests and measure her strength with other children with various magical abilities ...
While the bosses of 20th Century Fox have not announced a specific timeline for the project, first Goddard needs to complete work on the crime thriller Bad Times at the El Royale and the blockbuster X-Force.
It is noteworthy that Jessica Townsend has already signed a contract for three books with the publishing house, which means that in Nevermoor the major bosses see the beginning of a potential franchise that could become the next Hunger Games or Twilight.
* - preliminary translation.
The Topic of Article: The Wizarding World of Drew Goddard.