The Disney Plus streaming platform will make a new version of Eragon, Christopher Paolini’s fantasy novels.
In 2006 the film of Eragon, which was based on the popular novels in which a young man finds a dragon egg and thus begins a great adventure. Although it was moderately successful grossing $250 million on a $100 million budget, they didn’t make the rest of the installments. Now the rights belong to Disney Plus and they will do a series, which promises to be quite spectacular.
The author of the books himself, Christopher Paulinitalk about reboot Eragon and thanks to the fans who have been asking for this for a long time.
“So, all I can say at this point is… Thank you! Thanks to everyone who read the books, supported the tweet storms, and participated in this fandom. None of this would have happened without you, inhabitants of Alagaës”.
What is this story about?
The novels take place in Alagaesian and its protagonist is Eragon who is a farmer who lives with his uncle Garrow and his cousin Roran. While hunting in the forest he finds a strange blue stone, he tries to sell it to get meat, but when they think they are scamming him he decides to keep it. To his surprise, the stone is a dragon egg and when it breaks, a majestic blue animal appears, which he calls Saphira.
Although he tries to keep this whole thing hidden, the evil king galbatorix finds out and sends the Ra’zac, some deadly creatures in search of the dragon. That’s why Eragon decides to leave together with the old storyteller of the town, called Bromwho trains him in magic and combat so that he becomes a dragon rider.
This is how adventures begin Eragon where he meets many allies and enemies, but also has to lead a battle against an imposing army.
The original film was directed by Stefen Fangmeier and had a cast led by Ed Spellers, sienna guillory, Jeremy Irons Y John Malkovich.
With all the material from the four novels that make up the saga (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr and Legacy)we hope that Disney Plus make a great adaptation and a new generation of young people read the books and enter this exciting world.