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Disney Picks Up Fantasy Script 'In the Land of Imagined Things' (Exclusive)
Disney Studios is off to explore a new enchanted territory with In the Land of Imagined Things.
The studio has picked up the spec, written by Joe Henderson, that has Charlie Bean, a former storyboard artist making his feature directorial debut with Lego movie Ninjago, attached to direct.
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Plot details are being left to the imagination for the time being, but the plan is to make the feature a live-action/CG hybrid.
Justin Springer, whose credits include Tron: Legacy for Disney as well as Oblivion, is producing. Louie Provost is overseeing for the studio.
Henderson is a scribe who hails from the TV world. He was a writer and co-executive producer on USA’s White Collar, which stars Matt Bomer. He was also a writer and co-exec producer on the J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human and on USA’s Graceland. He also recently sold a pilot to USA.
Bean was a storyboard artist on shows such as Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack and began directing with Robotboy. He made inroads with Disney when he directed Disney XD’s Tron: Uprising. Ninjago, which is acting as his feature debut and is based on the Lego toyline, is in preproduction and has a Sept. 23, 2016, release date scheduled.
Henderson is repped by CAA and The Cartel. Bean is repped by Verve.