Mattel to Bring Ever After High to the Big Screen


Mattel has plans to bring its multi-tiered product line, Ever After High, to the big screen. Deadline reports that Chernin Entertainment is developing the property, which takes place at a fantasy high school and the follows the adventures of the teenage sons and daughters of iconic fairy tale characters.

Launched in 2013 as a companion toy line to Mattel’s popular “Monster High” property, Ever After High follows characters like Apple White (Snow White’s daughter), Briar Beauty (Sleeping Beauty’s daughter) and Ashlynn Ella (Cinderella’s daughter). The property currently also offers a tie-in book series and has an animated series heading to Netflix in 2015.

Disney Channel is, meanwhile, working on their own, similarly-themed take on fairy tale lineage with The Descendants, a live-action telefilm following the teenage children of several famous Disney villains. It’s set to air next spring.

Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping will oversee the project, which appears to still be in very early stages.