Fox Animation has picked up the rights to a fun sounding children's fantasy book called The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, written by Christopher Healy. The studio will adapt it for the big screen, and it sounds like a very promising fairytale fantasy. Even though the book is targeted for an age group of 8 and up, the story sounds like it will make for a solid film that everyone could enjoy.
The book doesn't come out until May 1st, but it's gotten some solidly positive reviews. The story is described as being imaginative and having a great sense of humor. It follows the four "princes from the classic fairy tales who saved Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. In the tome, the princes’ due is glossed over by various minstrels, but the four young men -- cast out of their respective castles -- get a shot at redemption and glory when they uncover a plot that could destroy the kingdoms."
It sounds like an entertaining book, and I think I might just pick it up and read it with my kids. Do you like the story concept?
Here's the description of the book:
Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You’ve never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet, thanks to those lousy bards who wrote the tales, you likely know them only as Prince Charming. But all of this is about to change. Rejected by their princesses and cast out of their castles, Liam, Frederic, Duncan, and Gustav stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes no one ever thought they could be.
Debut author Christopher Healy takes us on a journey with four imperfect princes and their four improbable princesses, all of whom are trying to become perfect heroes—a fast-paced, funny, and fresh introduction to a world where everything, even our classic fairy tales, is not at all what it seems.