Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Adam Shankman set to direct Disenchanted

Despite the success of Enchanted (2007), it has taken a long time for Walt Disney Pictures to achieve much movement on a follow-up Disenchanted. The last solid piece of news was the arrival of writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss (Shrek 2). We don't know if they are still aboard, but news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is making a deal to direct.





The first Enchanted blended fairytale with New York reality, and saw Amy Adams as Giselle, an animated princess exiled to our world by an evil sorceress played by Susan Sarandon. Landing in the Big Apple, she confronted the harsh reality of a land seemingly without true love or happy ever afters by singing a lot and generally trying to jolly everyone (including Patrick Dempsey) into sharing her point of view.

Now it appears we will see Disenchanted, set 10 years later as Giselle (Adams) starts to question her happily ever after and accidentally sets off a chain of events that affects everyone in the real world and the animated realm of Andalasia.

Disney want this one ready to shoot by early next year, and Shankman, with his experience on live action comedies and musicals, certainly feels like a good fit.

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