Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ms. Bell

Yet another live-action iteration of an animated feature.

[Reese Witherspoon] is attached to star in and produce Disney's Tink, a live-action take on the classic Peter Pan character Tinker Bell.

Witherspoon will produce with Bruna Papandrea, her partner at the duo’s production banner, Pacific Standard.

Victoria Strouse, who wrote the script for Pixar’s upcoming Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory, is penning the script for the project, which does not have a director on board and is still in development. ...

Some people like the live-action versions of old hand-drawn features, and others have no use for them, but Diz Co. has had solid, consistent success making spin-offs and sequels of their library. As Seeking Alpha notes:

These films get less media coverage than the Marvel/Star Wars films do, yet their earnings power is no less impressive.

There films and their characters may very well do more for the DIS brand overall with many of the park attractions and rides based upon them.

A re-vitalization of these classic characters helps to refresh the Walt Disney Company and lessens the pressure to create new beloved characters with original content. ...

It isn't a question of high art or deep significance, since that's not the corporate goal here. Remaking the classics have turned into a profitable business for the studio, so more them will be produced.

My question is: Will Witherspoon's Tinker Bell talk?


Unknown said...

Yes. No doubt she'll be a bossy megelomaniac who leans into everyones business to tell them how to live their lives. And never stops yapping.

They should have hired Melissa MCarthy.

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