‘LORD OF THE RINGS’ TRILOGY WRITER Philippa Boyens TAPPED BY DISNEY TO SPIN HER OWN HARRY-POTTER CINEMA MAGIC ON ‘MERLIN’ NOVEL
Straight from her sojourn in Middle-Earth, Philippa Boyens, who boasts of being one of the writers for Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy will now be seeking residence in the medieval literature of Great Britain.
The New Zealand-born screenwriter has been tapped by Disney to spearhead their budding adaptation of T.A. Barron’s fantasy novel The Lost Years (originally called The Lost Years of Merlin), as reported by Deadline. Boyens was also involved in the three-part “The Hobbit” series which was given permission by Alan Horn of Warner Bros. Warner Bros. first talked shop about the project but has recently been transferred to Disney.
Boyens immense credentials in spinning yarn that involves epic fantasy is stated to furnish Disney with their own larger than life magical saga akin to the Harry Potter film series but within an old-fashioned setting. The narrative of the first novel has to do with a mysterious young boy in pre-modern times Wales attempting to reconnect with his past life, which happens to greatly involved his abilities of sorcery.
As of press time, the chief proposal that has been agreed upon will not travel over the remaining series from T.A. Barron which includes:
Ultimate Magic (2010), Doomraga’s Revenge (2009), The Dragon of Avalon (2008), The Eternal Flame (2006), Shadows on the Stars (2005), The Great Tree of Avalon (2004), A Wizard’s Wings (2000), The Mirror of Fate (1999), The Raging Fires (1998) and The Seven Songs (1997).
However, T.A. Barron himself went into an extra mile by saying in his official website:
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Philippa Boyens has joined the Merlin movie project! She is truly world class. As a creator of powerful epic fantasy on the big screen, there is nobody with more wisdom, artistry, authenticity, and (I’m delighted to say) pure magic!”
In the past, John Zinman and Patrick Masset of “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” were attached to the screenplay of the said project.
Photo Source: Official Website/T.A. Barron