‘Chronicles of Prydain’ Movie: Disney Acquires Rights to Develop

We went through a Lloyd Alexander phase at my house a few years ago; I read through the whole Prydain series and a few of his stand-alone works. I did enjoy Disney’s The Black Cauldron, which is technically impressive, and ambitious in its storytelling, but made a muddle of two of the five Prydain books.

Screen Shot 2016-03-19 at 3.55.19 PMDisney has acquired movie rights to the fantasy series “The Chronicles of Prydain” and is in early development on the project, Variety has learned. The five novels by Lloyd Alexander, based on Welsh mythology, were published annually from 1964 to 1968 and followed the protagonist Taran from youth to maturity. He’s an assistant pig-keeper but initially dreams of being a grand hero. The books are set in the magical land of Prydain, which resembles ancient Wales and is engaged in a series of battles with Annuvin, the Land of Death.

Source: ‘Chronicles of Prydain’ Movie: Disney Acquires Rights to Develop | Variety