Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cinderella Gets A Live-Action 'Reboot' (& More)

The writer of The Devil Wears Prada recently had her live-action Cinderella pitch bought by Disney.

From The Wrap:

Using the working title "Cinderella," the film is expected to deviate from the original fairy tale, although it's unclear how, or whether the new version will be released in 3D like the studio's reimagining of "Alice in Wonderland," which has grossed more than a billion dollars since it was released in March.

(You can read the whole article HERE.)

Amanda Seyfried-Raymond (of Mama Mia, who is currently at work with Twilight director on another fairy tale, The Girl with the Red Riding Hood) is rumored to be the star. (see article HERE and IMDB's article HERE).

You'll also see rumors in the articles linked to above regarding Angeline Jolie's rumored attachment to play the lead in Disney's other live-action fairy tale revisit, Maleficent - a live-action Sleeping Beauty.

But that's not all. Snow White is looking at a live-action revisit with the seven dwarves being cast as robbers once again, plus a dragon (not by Disney but a company called Relativity Media). The Wizard of Oz is looking at a revisit too by both Warner Brothers and Disney once again.

[Sidenote: if you enjoy speculating on actresses playing other Disney princesses and why they may - or may not - fit, have a look at this faux casting couch HERE.]

And yes - this is all due to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, so you can thank (or blame) him. ;)

7 comments:

  1. These all sound interesting let's just hope that they turn out for the better instead of the worst.

    I'd really love to see Angelina as Maleficent and I wonder if they'll keep the original Disney design.

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  2. Sounds fantastic--depending on how they pull it off. :)

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  3. This could definitely go either way. I just hope they pull out all the stops so they aren't duds.

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  4. I'd like to see The Fitcher's Bird! That would be a thrilling faerie tale to see as live action or animation!

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  5. Ooh, would love to see a live action Cinderella. Amanda would be perfect!

    Also would love to see Angelina as Maleficent in Snow White!

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  6. These could all go so many ways. I think the one that appeals to me most is the Seyfried/DWP writer combo. I'm okay with Jolie as Maleficent, even if it's kind of an uninspired choice, but I would hate to see Burton anywhere near that film (unless we're going to magically get back the Burton of yore.)

    I hope any that actually get made turn out really well, though.

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