Friday, February 5, 2010

Sequel to Disney's Enchanted In The Works

The big news yesterday, courtesy of Variety, was that Disney has finally* greenlit a sequel to the animation/live action combo hit "Enchanted" AND that they'd like it to hit theaters as early as next year. (Can I get a yikes from anyone who's worked in Production?)

Choreographer-turned-director Anne Fletcher is confirmed as attached to the project (she's been busy with successful films such as "27 Dresses", "Step Up" and "The Proposal") with the writer, Jessie Nelson, already reportedly working on penning the next chapter in Giselle's life as wife and mother (Giselle was the animated heroine who was banished from Andalasia to present-day New York and became real, played by Amy Adams).
The plan is to bring back the entire cast for the sequel, though it seems the challenge will be working around Amy Adams (who is popularly considered to be the crucial cast member in making the sequel work) as she's getting ready to have her first baby. To get the film into theaters next year they'll need to begin filming as soon as possible this year. No word on whether there will be any animation, though I can't imagine they could include very much, if any, on this current schedule (though there are plenty of out-of-work animators to choose from right now if they needed to assemble a crew - hint, hint Disney!).
* I say 'finally' because it was a huge box office/financial success in 2007 so a sequel has been expected ever since.
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