It’s almost been a decade since Amy Adams hit the screen in the Disney animated/live-action hybrid film Enchanted. The movie told the story of an animated princess who finds herself in the very real New York City, where cynicism is in full effect and at odds with her own naive sensibilities. While the film on paper has the potential to be quite the cheese-fest, it ended up being a surprise hit with both fans and critics.
Back in 2010, Disney started developing a sequel to the film, and Anne Fletcher, director of such films as The Proposal and Step Up was even attached to take the lead on the film. It’s seven years later, and nothing has materialized. Like many films in Hollywood, it seems to have wallowed in development hell.
But a new report from THR indicates that the film’s sequel, Disenchanted, has starting to gain momentum once again. According to the outlet, Adam Shankman, director of the 2007 musical film Hairspray, is in talks to take the helm. In addition to that, Adams is expected to return to the role, and filming is expected to get underway in summer 2017.
Normally, a report like this would come devoid of any real plot points, but luckily for us, that’s not the case. THR continue on with some extra details regarding the story, stating that Disenchanted takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the first film:
“…with Giselle finding herself questioning her happily ever after, and accidentally triggering events that make everyone's lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.”
Along with Adams, I’d expect to see Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel return to the sequel, but we’ll see just how much the plot necessitates their existence. If Andalasia is at stake here, then it’d be hard to believe none of them would be involved.
All in all, it sounds like a recipe for a lot of fun. Let’s just hope that ten years later won’t be too little, too late for most audiences.
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