New York Times bestseller and acclaimed award-winning filmmaker
Soman Chainani returns with the epic conclusion in THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series,
that R.L. Stine called “a wild and dangerous fairy tale ride.”
THE LAST EVER AFTER
The School for Good and Evil to be produced by Universal Pictures
Soman Chainani, a Harvard-educated fairy tale expert, turns all pre-conceived notions of Disney princesses and Grimms’ fairy tales upside down with his whimsical, captivating and even subversive tale of two archetypal heroines who are not what they appear to be on the surface.
Since going on-sale in 2013, The School for Good and Evil series has sold more than half a million copies and has been sold into twenty countries worldwide. Universal Pictures snapped up movie rights and powerhouses Joe Roth (Maleficent, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Jane Startz (Tuck Everlasting, The Indian in the Cupboard) will produce the film adaptation.
Each of the novels has had a theme – book one’s question was “Good versus Evil,” with main characters Sophie and Agatha put into the (supposedly) wrong schools; the definitions of Good and Evil turned out to not be as black and white as they seemed. In book two, “Boys versus Girls:” the notion that princesses don’t need princes to survive was explored. And now, in book three, “New vs. Old” is brought into discussion as stories are told and retold, as they evolve and change with new characters who discover you can’t really have a future without the past.
*FYI: At the School for Good and Evil, ordinary girls and boys are trained to become legendary fairy tale heroes and villains. Children who attend the School for Good are called “Evers” and children in the School for Evil are “Nevers.”
Join Soman Chainani (pronounced like Roman with an “s,” and “Chey-na-nee”) on Tuesday, July 21st as he can discuss:
- How THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL turns all pre-conceived notions of Disney princesses and Grimms’ fairytales on their heads.
- Who gets to decide their fate to be trained as fairy tale heroes or villains.
- Ever vs Never – which is Soman?
- Having graduated summa cum laude from Harvard and his thesis on why evil women make such irresistible fairytale villains.
- Working as an acclaimed screenwriter and film director. How does the film world differ from the writing world? And his work on the upcoming movie
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