Disney Pictures has reportedly acquired the rights and have announced plans to develop a film franchise based on Lloyd Alexander’s fantasy novel series “The Chronicles of Prydain”.
If that name sounds familiar, Disney tackled the material before with its 1985 animated feature “The Black Cauldron” – an adaptation of the second book in the six-book series which began in 1964 with “The Book of Three”.
Inspired by Welsh mythology, the series followed Taran, an assistant pig-keeper who sets out on a quest to become a hero. He’s joined by a strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess named Eilonwy along with several other characters.
No writer or director is yet attached.