In this day and age, Disney is pretty much in the business of established franchises when it comes to their theatrical releases. Most of what they put out are usually set in bigger franchises, remakes of beloved classics, or reimaginings of familiar stories. It’s with that in mind that I’m happy to hear the House of Mouse is working on an original project.
According to Deadline, Disney is working on a family-adventure flick called Knights. It will be theatrically released, so there are no plans to have this be a Disney+ release, in spite of being an original I.P.
The movie follows “a headstrong woman who joins a knight on his quest to destroy a world-threatening artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.”
Operation Finale scribe Matt Orton is writing the screenplay. At this point, it’s still in the early development stages, so there’s always room for big changes in terms of distribution and whatnot, but it’s cool to hear Disney isn’t closing the door on non-franchise theatrical releases.
While this may be the highest-profile original project from Disney, it’s not the only medieval-set one. Disney is also rebooting The Sword in the Snow with Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman penning, and The Merlin Saga, which has Ridley Scott attached.
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