Producer Becky Riordan confirms Twitter report regarding the new project with Disney; Rick Riordan also chimes in from his blog…
“Confirmed.” The word gets thrown around an awful lot. And once in a while, it’s nice to use it with impunity.
This reporter was assistant scoutmastering Troop 2’s weekly meeting in Hudson, Massachusetts last night. Meanwhile, a more intrepid reporter from Brazil (who attended last night’s Daughter of the Deep virtual book tour stop) tweeted:
Twitter provided the following translation from Portuguese to English.
CONFIRMED! The book [Daughter of the Deep] will be adapted as a MOVIE for Disney+! The information has just been released by Rick Riordan himself, during the first day of the book tour, which is currently taking place.
Becky Riordan Confirms
Being the generally cynical sort of writer, early this AM, I contacted Becky Riordan, Rick’s wife, and co-producer on this new Disney+ project.
“Brazilian follower @oraculosemideus is correct,” wrote Ms. Riordan. “Rick did share that information yesterday. Here is what we can share so far as we are in the earliest stages with this project with the ink barely dry on the contracts: Rick and I are set to produce under our production banner Mythomagic with Daughter of the Deep as a feature film for Disney +.
“This project will be similar to what we are doing with Percy Jackson at 20th and Kane Chronicles at Netflix in regards to our input as producers.
“Rick will be co-writing the script with a wonderful screenwriter/playwright who brings a love of Rick’s books, loads of talent and experience, and her own personal story to this project. We are super excited to start and hopefully will have a kick-off meeting with Disney soon,” added Becky.
Rick Writes (A Blog)
This morning, Rick also wrote on his blog:
As I announced last night at the tour event, we are presently developing Daughter of the Deep as a feature film for Disney+. Becky and I will be producing through our company Mythomagic, and I will be co-writing the script with a wonderfully talented partner — more on that soon!
You’ll recall that last month Rick broke the following news:
Finally, we’re very excited to keep following this new story along with the Percy Jackson project. Meanwhile, we’ll have another post on the written work of Rick Riordan later today.