The School For Good and Evil trailer reveals how fairy tale heroes and villains become a part of history

Look no further if you’ve ever wondered where all your favorite fairy tale heroes and villains are born because The School For Good and Evil trailer is here to educate you. On Wednesday, Netflix debuted an enchanting look at Paul Feig’s (GhostbustersBridesmaids) fantasy action epic, revealing much about the plot and visual feast that is The School For Good and Evil.

The film, based on the best-selling novel series by Soman Chainani, stars Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, Rachel Bloom, Patti LuPone, Sofia Wylie, and more. The School For Good and Evil invites viewers to a world where cautionary tales that stand the test of time are created. The story reveals that waiting inside every hero is the potential for a villain to emerge. It takes unique circumstances to transform good into evil, but the scales are already tipping in an uncertain direction. Soon, no amount of magic will save us from a fate worse than anything the Brothers Grimm or their ilk could ever summon.

The School For Good and Evil trailer, Netflix, Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh

Here’s the official synopsis for The School For Good and Evil:

In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a lover of fairy tales, dreams of escaping her ordinary village life, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic, has the makings of a real witch. Then one night, under a blood-red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil — where the true story of every great fairy tale begins. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamorous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington).

As if navigating classes with the offspring of Cinderella, Captain Hook, and the dashing son of King Arthur (Jamie Flatters) wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster (Laurence Fishburne), only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful school. But when a dark and dangerous figure (Kit Young) with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the rulebook entirely — the only way to a happy ending is to survive the fairytale first.

Paul Feig directed The School For Good and Evil and worked closely alongside Chainani to bring the fan-favorite series to life on the small screen. Together, the duo established a visually splendiferous world that ignores the natural world’s rules and restrictions. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the creative process, Feig said, “I was really jonesing to get to work with visual artists to create something new,” he says. “If you look at all my movies, you’ll notice I always take on a different genre every time. I want to work my way through all the genres, but fantasy was never a genre that I thought I would end up doing. It is a hard genre to do, and is a very specific genre. But once I read this and could visualize the world of it, it was really fun.”

What do you think about today’s The School For Good and Evil trailer? Would you enroll at this mysterious and enticing place of study? Are you good or evil? Let us know in the comments section.

Source: Netflix

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.