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‘Daughter of the Deep’ Disney+ Moves to The Writing Phase

Rick Riordan took to his blog to discuss production updates on Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Nestled in the post was a quick update on his Daughter of the Deep movie, which is being developed for Disney+.

Riordan says the streamer has their idea and that they can now move to the writing process, “Aditi Kapil and I have shared our outline for the Daughter of the Deep movie adaptation with Disney+ and the studio has cleared us to go to script. Now the real writing begins!”

The book follows Ana Dakkar, who is a student at Harding-Pencroft Academy. She learns that at the end of her freshman year, her class will taken on a top-secret weekend trial at sea.

Daughter of the Deep was published on October 26, 2021, by Disney-Hyperion. The book is a New York Times best seller. Unlike Riordan’s earlier books which dealt with mythology, Daughter of the Deep is a Retrofuturism science fiction novel set in a contemporary timeline of the world of Jules Verne’s books 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas and The Mysterious Island. This is a derivative work, featuring machinery, tools, and settings described in Verne’s books, and characters who are descendants of Verne’s characters. It combines both old and future technologies, melding together elements of both steampunk and artificial intelligence.