Netflix had acquired the screen adaptation rights to Soman Chainani’s popular fantasy hexalogy The School For Good and Evil back in 2020.
Starring Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action film.
Directed by Paul Feig, the film is based on Chainani’s story, the final book released in 2020. It focuses on the various adventures of best friends Agatha and Sophie, who attend the magical institution of School for Good and Evil, where they receive training to become future heroes or villains.
While the bird drops Sophie off at the School for Evil, helmed by the glamorous and sardonic Lady Lesso, Agatha ends up at the school, which is run by the amicable and king professor Dovey.
As they try and fit in with the ways of the fairytale world, dealing with the children of famous fairytale figures, the girls realise how ruthless things can get as they try and survive a major catastrophe.
Besides Theron and Washington, this adult fantasy film will also star Laurence Fishburne, Kit Young, Rob Delaney, Rachel Bloom, Patti LuPone, Mark Heap, Peter Serafinowicz, and Michelle Yeoh, Sophia Anne Caruso, Sofia Wylie and Jamie Flatters.
While the film does not have a fixed release date yet, but it is scheduled to release this Fall according to the teaser, which shows the two best friends being transported to the school by a giant bird-like creature.
While Washington looks regal and sunny in her golden attire, Theron is a vision to behold, donning dark black clothes and unkempt hair as she says in the sultriest tone, “Welcome, we’ve been expecting you”.
Watch the teaser trailer below.