While many eyes are on Rick Riordan’s upcoming “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” series for Disney+, he’s also busy at work on a brand new original film for Disney+ based on his new book, ‘Daughter Of The Deep.’

Recently, Rick Riordan took to his personal blog to provide some more details on how the development of the original Disney+ film is doing:

As I previously reported, my homage to Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo adventures is being developed for a live action feature film at Disney+. My co-writer Aditi Kapil and I recently finished the script, which is now with our development partners at the Gotham Group. Once we get their notes and make a few last tweaks, we will send it to the studio and see what they think! The revision process can be long and complicated, as I mentioned above, but I think we’re in good shape so far! The script will have to be finished and approved, though, before we move into next steps like finding a director, then casting. Stay tuned!

“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.

The film is still in the early stages of development, but hopefully, we will find out more about this project soon.

Are you looking forward to watching “Daughter Of The Deep” when it arrives on Disney+?

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Roger Palmer

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. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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