It appears Sony Pictures has already eyed the next big fantasy saga. According to Deadline, the entertainment conglomerate has secured the rights for A.F Steadman’s upcoming Skandar and the Unicorn Thief, the first installment in a new saga coming at Simon & Schuster following a thirteen-year-old boy who rides unicorns. The book will debut in spring 2022, and it will be Steadman’s first novel. And Sony’s already prepping the on-screen adaptation, from The Woman in Black 2 scribe Jon Croker. Croker’s credits include writing Netflix’s High in the Clouds, which will hit the streaming platform in 2022.
The official synopsis for the Skandar and the Unicorn Thief book reads:
“Skandar Smith has only ever wanted to be a unicorn rider, and the time has finally come for him to take his Hatchery Exam, which will determine whether he is destined to hatch a unicorn egg. But when Skandar is stopped from taking the exam, and the mysterious and frightening Weaver steals the most powerful unicorn in the world, becoming a rider proves a lot more dangerous than he could ever have imagined. As he faces elemental magic, fierce sky battles, ancient secrets, nail-biting races and, of course, bloodthirsty unicorns, Skandar realizes he and his friends are in graver danger than he ever imagined.”
Sony Pictures has yet to announce an official release date for this project.
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