With Disney+ set to debut later this year, Walt Disney Studios is hard at work developing original content for the streaming service. According to a new report from Deadline, the new platform could end up launching a film franchise based on The Grimm Legacy series of young adult novels.
The report says that Disney has tapped David Gleeson to pen a script adapting the novels for their new streaming app, presumably in an effort to build a franchise on the service.
Most recently, Gleeson helped write Tolkien for Fox Searchlight. He also wrote a supernatural thriller Don't Go for IFC Films.
The news comes at a time where Disney CEO Bob Iger admitted that the House of Mouse is open to licensing titles to put on their fancy new service. On an earnings call earlier in the day, Iger compared the licensing of content to business moves they already make in their theme parks,
“I think the strategy will be long term pretty heavily weighted toward internally sourced,” Iger told investors, but “there will be
“We’ll continue to look at opportunities that we think we can leverage because there’s a potential consumer demand for them,” Iger said.0comments
Jane Goldenring and Evan Shapiro of eshapTV or producing The Grimm Legacy for Disney+. As of yet, there is no indication of when the new streaming service will launch, though it's suspected to be later this year.
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