‘The Grimm Legacy’: Disney+ Has Its Eye on a YA Fantasy Franchise

/Film | 2/5/2019 | Ben Pearson
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Disney already has Marvel, Star Wars, and a bunch of other in-house content brewing for their upcoming streaming service Disney+, but they’ve also set their sights on a young adult fantasy book series in the hopes of turning it into a full-fledged franchise. The company has hired David Gleeson, the writer of the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, to write the screenplay for a feature adaptation of author Polly Shulman’s YA novel The Grimm Legacy. Read all about it below.

Deadline says Disney+ is looking at this as a possible franchise starter, and from the sound of it, this could be a solid fit for the streaming service. Here’s the description of the book from Amazon:

Elizabeth - Page - New - York - Circulating

Elizabeth has just started working as a page at the New York Circulating Material Repository – a lending library of objects, contemporary and historical, common and obscure. And secret, too – for in the repository’s basement lies the Grimm Collection, a room of magical items straight from the Grimm Brother’s fairy tales. But the magic mirrors and seven-league boots and other items are starting to disappear. And before she knows it, she and her fellow pages – handsome Marc, perfect Anjali, and brooding Aaron – are suddenly caught up in an exciting, and dangerous,...
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