Sony Adapts Kurtz’s Deryni Rising

Sony Pictures will adapt Katherine Kurtz’s 1970 novel “Deryni Rising” for the big screen says The Hollywood Reporter.

The historical fantasy novel launched Kurtz’s extensive “Deryni Kingdom” series which encompasses five trilogies, short stories and reference books.

The story is set in a medieval kingdom of humans alongside the Deryni, a race of people with psychic and magical abilities.

The first novel centers on a young prince who, after the death of his father the king, must defend his throne from a Deryni usurper.

Alex Sabeti adapted the work and will serve as producer alongside Jimmy Miller.