Walt Disney Pictures acquires fantasy comedy spec script “Prince Charming” written by Matthew Fogel. From THR:
Disney pioneered the recent and lucrative trend of taking either old animated classics or fairy tales and spinning them into live-action features.
And since no other studio has done more to ensconce the idea of Prince Charming into the public mind — with movies such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella — it is most appropriate the studio take a close look at the man as well.
Details are being kept behind a moat, but the script is described as a revisionist take on the fairy tales.
More from The Guardian:
Prince Charming will not follow the titular character, but rather his brother who has struggled to compete thanks to a lack of charm.
The script was offered to studios last week, but Disney outbid them all, hoping to follow its ever-increasing list of live-action kids’ movies. As well as the success of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella, the studio has also planned new takes on Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, Mulan, Pocahontas and The Jungle Book.
Red Riding Hood. Snow White and the Huntsman. Cinderella. Prince Charming. Live-action versions of fairy tales is definitely a ‘thing’.
Writer is repped by UTA.
By my count, this is the 36th spec script deal of 2015.
There were 31 spec script deals year-to-date in 2014.