Monday, July 06, 2015

Still More Fairy Tales

For Diz Co., there can't be too many fairy tales.

... The latest character coming to life on the big screen is Prince Charming, known among other things for courting the titular debutante in Cinderella and delivering the resuscitating kiss in Sleeping Beauty for Disney during the 1950s. Matt Fogel, who worked with the pre-Lego Movie duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller on 2009’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, penned the spec script for the project. ...

When you produce and market a type of movie that makes half a billion dollars a pop, you're incentivized to make more of them.

Cinderella did well. Frozen was a blockbuster. Maleficent collected north of $700 billion in box office receipts. So Disney is looking for another vehicle to carry it to the land of big bucks. Maybe Prince Charming is The One.

... Plot details are vague, [but] sources say the point of view isn’t that of the prince himself but of his brother who never lived up to the family name.

UTA ... took the spec out to studios last week with several putting in bids for the property before Disney finally outbid all suitors.


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