Disney Spends Lots of Money for a Live-Action Cinderella Pitch
Disney, the new king of Hollywood, is looking for more big projects to follow Enchanted, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the upcoming Sorcerer's Apprentice, so how about a live-action Cinderella? Deadline reports that Disney has paid upwards of a million for a pitch for Cinderella (the not-so-original title for this), a live-action re-imagining of that classic fairy tale that we're all very familiar with (at least I hope everyone is). The script is being written by Aline Brosh McKenna, of Laws of Attraction, The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, and the upcoming Morning Glory. Beyond that, there's not much more we know about this yet.
Despite all of this news, Deadline doesn't seem to know if it will be in 3D or not (come on, it's 99% certain it will be in 3D) and whether "there'll be deviations from the original Cinderella story," but again I'm guessing there probably will. I'd love to see them turn this into another Enchanted kind of modern twist on the story, but who knows if that's what Brosh McKenna is going for (her stories are usually very female-focused, which seems a bit problematic to me). Besides Prada, I haven't really liked any of her other scripts (especially 27 Dresses), but I hope she can craft a good story for Disney. We'll let you know once we hear anything else!