Fantasy Book Series ‘The Morgaine Stories’ Set for Bigscreen Adaptation

Fantasy Book Series 'The Morgaine Stories'

Aaron Magnani will produce with Peter Arneson writing the script

Producer Aaron Magnani has optioned the screen rights to author CJ Cherryh’s sci-fi fantasy quartet “The Morgaine Stories” with Peter Arneson adapting.

The plan is to start a possible franchise titled “The Gates of Morgaine.”

Set in a distant medieval world, the series tells the epic story of an outcast warrior forced to serve a mysterious time-traveling heroine. Legend says she is evil, but he eventually learns her mission is to save the universe.

Arneson has already penned the screenplay for the first novel, “The Gates of Morgaine: Ivrel,” which Magnani has also optioned. He will produce through his Water Bear-Aaron Magnani Prods., alongside Duck Kolenik.

Magnani and Arneson previously worked on indie “Iron Doors” together. Magnani is also producing “18 Wheel Butterfly” with Evan Rachel Wood attached to star.

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  1. Gary Biggs says:

    I can’t count how many times I have read the series! I will wait, somewhat impatiently for the movies to come out, and soon I hope!

  2. Awesome news. The Morgaine books are so much more than just your classic fantasy heroine with a sword. I really hope the script does the deep and complex Morgaine/Vanye relationship justice.

  3. CJ Cherryh’s Morgaine series would rock if done right. I implore you to use Ms. Cherryh for input as you do this series. This is absolutely FANTASTIC!!

  4. Cj Cherryh ranks among the most imaginatve and literate of living authors. I applaud this project with all my heart and promise to see it multiple times the day it comes out! I would also recomend “Hunter of Worlds” and “Merchanters Luck” as possible projects. All awesome stuff!

  5. Moby says:

    About time Ms. Cherryh’s work got some adaptations. This is welcome news indeed.

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