Good and evil, heroes and villains, much of human existence has been devoted to the eternal struggle between these two concepts. In most fantasy films, the idea of a clash of the two ideals forms the basis of the plot. That goes for classics like Harry Potter, There was onceand The forbidden forest. For the past five years, Netflix has struggled to expand its repertoire of fantasy novel and graphic novel adaptations since its debut The Umbrella Academy¸ The Witcher, warrior nun, Cursed, Locke & Keyand letter for the king. Next in line is The School of Good and Evila film adaptation based on Soman Chainani‘s best-selling YA hexalogy of books. Fans of the book series will be thrilled to know their favorite book is coming to screens. Unlike most film adaptations, where the story in the book is more or less the same as the film adaptation, this time there is a big twist that makes the fans experience the film differently.
Touted as one of the Most Anticipated Movies of 2022, The School of Good and Evil stuck in development hell since 2013 Jo Roth‘s Roth Films has joined forces Jane Startz to acquire the rights to produce the film. Universal Pictures won the auction for the book and screenplay royalties, bringing in Roth, Startz and Palak Patel as producers. There wasn’t much progress after that, partly due to the pandemic, until Netflix stepped in and Universal Pictures took over to turn the series into a feature film.
The School of Good and Evil follows the lives of two young girls who are placed in a school that trains children to be villains and heroes. Despite being friends, these girls couldn’t be more different, with one having a dark and spooky personality while the other dreams of being a fairytale princess. Check out this guide to find out everything we know so far The School of Good and Evilincluding the cast, release window and teaser trailer.
Editor’s Note: This article was last updated on October 16th to add the latest trailer and release date.
When will the School of Good and Evil be released?
The School of Good and Evil is scheduled for release on October 19, 2022. It was originally supposed to be out a few days later, on October 21, but has since been pushed up. The film will be available exclusively on Netflix.
Netflix has released a teaser trailer showing the first look at the film in June 2022. The voice of Charlize Theron comes alive as she narrates most of the short teaser. There are scenes where the main characters Agatha and Sophie are kidnapped by some kind of flying creature and taken to school. Young Sophie realizes in the air that her destination must be the much-vaunted school. Excited, she turns to a confused Agatha to remind her that they are indeed being taken to the school of their dreams. The full-length trailer was released in September 2022. We recently received another trailer for the film that focuses more on the magical school and its residents. Check out the latest trailer below:
The School of Good and Evil features an outstanding cast that is sure to keep fans happy and excited. Sophia Anne Carusobest known for playing Lydia Deetz in the Broadway musical bug juiceShe will play Sophie. Sofia Wylie (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) will play Agatha. The iconic Cate Blanchett (Elisabeth: The golden age) was cast as the narrator. Charlize Theron will serve as the headmistress of the mythical school of evil as Lady Lesso and Kerry Washington will play Professor Clarissa Dovey, the school’s dean. Michelle Yeoh plays Professor Emma Anemone. Three-time Emmy Award winner Laurence Fishburne will act as The School Master and take the girls to the Schools of Good and Evil.
Rachel Bloom (Crazy ex girlfriend), Peter Serafinowicz (South Park, Shaun of the Dead), and Mark heaps (Distance, Lark climb to Candleford) will also act in the film. The film also appears Ben Kingsley, Patti LuPoneand Rob Delaney. The rest of the cast includes earl cave, Rosie Graham, Freya Parks, Jamie Flatters, Holly Sturton, Chinenye Ezedu, Stephanie Siadatan, Petra Hajduk, kit young, Abigail Stones, Kaitlyn Akinpelumi, Ali Khan, Myles Kamwendo, Emma Lau, Olivia Booth Fordand Demi Isaac Oviawe among other things
What is the background of the School of Good and Evil?
The film is based on the fantasy book Hexalogie by Soman Chainani. The School of Good and Evil is the first book in Chainani’s series, published in 2013. The book has sold more than 2.5 million copies and been translated into 30 languages on six continents. Chainani was signed on to serve as executive producer and was consulted with the adaptation, which he describes as a “very different beast” compared to the book. So it looks like the film will follow a different plot but in keeping with the spirit of the novel.
Paul Feige acts as director. Feig’s directing portfolio includes bridesmaids, spy, A simple favorand the restarted ghostbusters. After Netflix bought the rights to the film from Universal Pictures, they brought it in David Magee and Laura Solon as screenwriters in 2017. Fiona Weir Who has experience with popular fantasy films such as Harry Potter, love actually, The Golden Compassand Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the casting director. The film was shot in Belfast, Northern Ireland and production wrapped in July 2021.
What is “The School of Good and Evil” about?
The plot focuses on the lives of two young friends, Sophie and Agatha. Sophie is the quintessential pink-wearing, fun-loving, pretty babe. While she dreams of leaving her village to join Cinderella and Snow White, her friend Agatha is different. Not liked by many people, she lives in the village cemetery with her mother, who is also the village witch. Unlike Sophie, Agatha is basically a social misfit. Despite these differencesthey are best friends.
In their small village, they find that strange disappearances happen on a certain day every year. The suspicion is that the two children who go missing every year are stolen by the schoolmaster, who puts them in two castles – one for good and one for evil. Sophie begins to fantasize about being taken by the schoolmaster to learn how to be a princess, while Agatha is not overly interested and would prefer to leave her and her friend alone. She knows that if she disappears like this, she is destined to be a witch. When the inevitable happens and both girls get carried away, a mix-up ensues that changes their lives forever.
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