Disney Buys Live-Action Prince Charming Project
Disney is continuing its push into live-action fairy tales, closing a deal for a feature project centering on Prince Charming.
Matt Fogel wrote the script, while David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV as well as Tripp Vinson are on board to produce.
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Disney pioneered the recent and lucrative trend of taking either old animated classics or fairy tales and spinning them into live-action features.
And since no other studio has done more to ensconce the idea of Prince Charming into the public mind — with movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella — it is most appropriate the studio take a close look at the man as well.
Details are being kept behind a moat, but the script is described as a revisionist take on the fairy tales.
Mandeville's Alex Young will executive produce.
Mandeville is production on Disney’s live-action take of its 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast that stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.
Vinson was an exec producer on New Line’s summer hit San Andreas and has the Colin Farrell-Anthony Hopkins thriller Solace in the can.
Fogel was the assistant to Phil Lord and Chris Miller when the filmmaking team worked on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. He also worked on the most recent draft of Bob: The Musical, the long-in-the-works project set up at Disney. He is repped by UTA.
by Abid Rahman