Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Marc Forster set to make Christopher Robin film

While Walt Disney Pictures have been using many of their animated properties for live action updates, it appears to be going a slightly different route for Winnie The Pooh. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that The Mouse House has Marc Forster (World War Z) aboard to direct a fantasy film that would focus on Christoper Robin.

Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip) has written the script for the movie, which is currently just called Christopher Robin. The story finds a now grown Christopher Robin leaving behind the imaginative adventures and focusing on his adult life. But when his job starts to overwhelm his family commitments, he is suddenly visited by Pooh, who needs help finding his friends. Christopher Robin has to figure out how to handle the two sides of his life colliding without losing both.

The A.A. Milne books – and the author himself – have been more the focus recently, with Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina) and Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) playing Milne and his wife in an untitled film about the author's life.

World War Z (2013) director Forster most recently made thriller All I See Is You (2016), though arguably the most apt touchstone for this next job would be his J.M. Barrie tale Finding Neverland (2004).

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