A brand new fantasy film is currently in development for Disney+ based on Rick Riordan’s brand new book “Daughter Of The Deep”.
During a tour event for the launch of the new novel, Rick revealed that he and his wife, Becky, are producing the film through their company, “Mythomagic”. He is currently co-writing the script, though he hasn’t announced with whom yet.
As I announced last night at the tour event, we are presently developing Daughter of the Deep as a feature film for Disney+. Becky and I will be producing through our company Mythomagic, and I will be co-writing the script with a wonderfully talented partner — more on that soon!
“Daughter Of The Deep” is about Ana Dakkar, who is a freshman at Harding-Pencroft Academy, a five-year high school that graduates the best marine scientists, naval warriors, navigators, and underwater explorers in the world. Ana’s parents died while on a scientific expedition two years ago, and the only family she’s got left is her older brother, Dev, also a student at HP. Ana’s freshman year culminates with the class’s weekend trial at sea, the details of which have been kept secret. She only hopes she has what it’ll take to succeed. All her worries are blown out of the water when, on the bus ride to the ship, Ana and her schoolmates witness a terrible tragedy that will change the trajectory of their lives.
But wait, there’s more. The professor accompanying them informs Ana that their rival school, Land Institute, and Harding-Pencroft have been fighting a cold war for a hundred and fifty years. Now that cold war has been turned up to a full boil, and the freshmen are in danger of becoming fish food. In a race against deadly enemies, Ana will make amazing friends and astounding discoveries about her heritage as she puts her leadership skills to the test for the first time.
This isn’t the only project currently in development for Disney+, he and his wife are also working on a brand new fantasy-adventure series based on his “Percy Jackson And The Olympians” books.
Very little information has yet been announced for this new project, but Rick Riordan is regularly communicating what he is doing with his multiple projects in development, so hopefully, more details are revealed soon.
The “Daughter Of The Deep” novel is due to be released on Tuesday 26th October 2021.
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Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.