March 18, 2011 5:32pm PT by Borys Kit
Author Michael Chabon Eyed for Possible Trip to Disney's 'Magic Kingdom' (Exclusive)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scriptwriter Michael Chabon may get the keys to Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
Kingdom is the studio’s family adventure project set in its flagship theme park (and maybe even connect to other parks worldwide) that is being directed by Jon Favreau.
Ron Moore, who revived the recent Battlestar Galactica TV series, wrote the initial draft but a new direction, as well as a new writer, were sought when Favreau came on board. Chabon has a good chance at being that writer.
Chabon and Favreau have talked about the project and a potential team-up on Kingdom. No offer has been made and obviously meetings with Disney execs would need to take place.
Chabon already has an in with Disney. The author worked on the studio’s high priority Snow White project titled Snow and the Seven as well as its upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs book series John Carter of Mars. He is also penning on the book for Broadway-bound Dumbo musical.
UTA-repped Chabon is best known for his novels such as Wonder Boys and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
Hollywood-wise, he’s worked on Spider-Man 2 and just set up a pilot, with his wife Ayelet Waldmen centering around magicians and con men combating Nazis titled Hobgoblin at HBO.