According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shankman is currently negotiating with Disney to direct "Disenchanted," the follow-up to the 2007 musical that spoofed animated Disney princess classics like "Snow White," "Cinderella," and "Sleeping Beauty." Amy Adams starred in the original, and is expected to reprise her role as Giselle, a princess from an animated land who's suddenly transported to live action New York City, and thrust into an unfamiliar world where people don't break into song at a moment's notice.
A sequel has been in the works since 2010, with Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal") previously attached to direct, though the project has stalled in recent years. Hopefully with Shankman signing on, it can get back on track.
"Disenchanted" checks in with Giselle and her true love, Robert (Patrick Dempsey), about 10 years after the events of "Enchanted," and that title suggests that the first film's fairy-tale ending perhaps wasn't as perfect as we thought. According to THR, the film features "Giselle finding herself questioning her happily-ever-after life and accidentally triggering events that make everyone's lives turn upside down in both the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia."
"Enchanted" also starred Susan Sarandon as an evil queen, James Marsden as Giselle's original prince, and Idina Menzel as Robert's fiancee, who winds up marrying the prince instead. It's unclear if some or all of them would return for the follow-up, though we'd hope they'd be along for the ride. Stay tuned.
[via: The Hollywood Reporter]
Banished by an evil queen, Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) from a fairy-tale world lands in modern Manhattan, where music, magic and "happily ever after" are sorely lacking. She is adrift in this strange new place until a divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) comes to her aid. Giselle begins to fall for her flawed benefactor, but the storybook romance gets complicated when a prince from her world comes to rescue her. Read More