Deadline has reported that Disney is in development on live-action family-adventure movie Knights, set in the European Middle Ages.
The site says the original pic will follow a headstrong young woman who joins a knight on his quest to destroy a world-threatening artefact before it falls into the wrong hands. The screenplay is being worked on by Matt Orton, who scripted 2018 MGM feature Operation Finale, starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley and Mélanie Laurent.
This one, still in early development, is being shepherded by the Disney live-action team with execs Jessica Virtue and Chaz Salembier overseeing. It is likely to be a theatrical project rather than a Disney+ title.
The “headstrong young woman” angle is certainly on-brand for Disney.