Disney has acquired movie right of the famous award winning book “Castle Hagnail” by author Ursula Vernon. Disney is said to do an adaptation based on the book under production of Ellen DeGeneres, the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” fame in collaboration with Jeff Kleeman, her partner at A Very Good Production banner. Read on to find out more interesting revelation on the “Castle Hagnail” scoop ahead.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the story of “Castle Hagnail” is focused on a 12-year-old young witch Molly who lands up at a castle. The castle needs a witch or it will be decommissioned by the Board of Magic leaving the minions without a home (the minions are tall, evil sorceresses and demanding).
Hence, Molly takes down the task assigned by the Board for saving castle of minions. The best part comes at the end where it is revealed that Molly isn’t one she says she is.
The book volume is originally published by Dial Books in April. Author Vernon has earned positive critic reviews and won webcomic Digger for “Castle Hagnail.”
DeGeneres and Kleeman are currently working on their small screen projects and pervious commitments. They want their production to finish off the television projects first before they start working on “Castle Hagnail” adaptation for Disney.
DeGeneres and Kleeman bagged another novel adaptation “Uprooted” earlier this year done by Warner Bros. “Uprooted” is the new fantasy novel from Hugo Award-nominated Naomi Novik.
Ellen DeGeneres is best known for her voice cast the role of Dory in the Pixar’s “Finding Nemo”. She also won Saturn Award for best-supporting actress for her role in the same.
Stay tuned for the latest update on “Castle Hagnail”.
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