Based on the series of books written by T.A. Barron, The Merlin Saga follows the early years of the iconic wizard, long before he helped King Arthur. Gil Netter is producing the fantasy epic, which is intended to start a new franchise akin to Harry Potter.
Boyens is best known for her collaborations with director Peter Jackson, as she’s worked on a slew of his films. Boyens, who shared the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2002 for Return of The King, has also worked with Jackson on The Hobbit trilogy, King Kong, and The Lovely Bones.
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