It's finally happening. Eragon is getting a live-action reboot on Disney+ and The Inheritance Cycle creator Christopher Paolini is thanking fans for all their support!
We are all aware of how Christopher Paolini had campaigned for Eragon to get a remake on Disney+. The Eldest author had previously taken to Twitter to share the #EragonRemake hashtag in an effort to get Disney's attention. Amazingly, the studio appears to like the idea as the book is set to get a new adaptation.
Not surprisingly, Christopher Paolini is happy about the news. The writer shared his excitement with his followers on Twitter, thanking them for the support.
"So, all I can say at the moment is ... thank you. Thank you to everyone who has read the books, supported the tweetstorms, and participated in this fandom. None of this would have happened without you Alagaësians," Paolini wrote.
It was previously reported that the new series based on Paolini's successful YA novel is currently in early development. Paolini will reportedly serve as co-writer on the show while Bert Salke will executive produce under his Co-Lab 21 banner and 20th Television is set to produce the project.
Eragon was first published in 2001 by Paolini's parents when the author was 15 years old. In 2003, it was re-published and became the first of a four-part book series known as The Inheritance Cycle.
The book follows 15-year-old Eragon who bonds with the dragon Saphira. When the evil King Galbatorix learns about the dragon, Eragon and Saphira are forced to flee and eventually work with Brom who helps the boy become a Dragon Rider.
For now, the Eragon live-action series adaptation is still in early development and has not yet been given an official release date. However, we could learn more about the project in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.