We love it when an older book is picked up – because we love the classics. It was announced yesterday that Disney has acquired movie rights to the fantasy series “The Chronicles of Prydain”.
Yes, we’ve never heard of the books – but we’re going to be looking into it. The books were published annually from 1964 to 1968 and follow a pig keeper who dreams of being a grand hero. It follows the protagonist from youth to maturity.
The books are set in the magical land of Prydain and Prydain is engaged in a series of battles with Annuvin, the Land of Death. The titles of the books are “The Book of Three,” “The Black Cauldron,” “The Castle Llyr,” “Taran Wanderer” and “The High King.”
We’ll be looking into – especially since we know that “The Black Cauldron” is based off the first two books.