Walt Disney Pictures are planning a big-screen adaptation of the book series The Chronicles Of Prydain for the big-screen. According to the trade paper Variety, the studio are plottingg big things for the potential franchise, which was the original inspiration for their 1980s animated feature, The Black Cauldron.
The book is inspired by Welsh mythology, and here’s how the publisher describes the story.
The Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli—all of whom become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.
The series of five books, of which The Black Cauldron was the second, were first published back in the 1960s. The were all written by written by Lloyd Alexander.
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