Published On: Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

‘Enchanted 2’, titled ‘Disenchanted’ may get ‘Hairspray’ ‘Rock of Ages’ director, Adam Shankman

Adam Shankman, the director behind Hairspray and Rock of Ages, is now in talks to direct the Enchanted sequel, which is now going by the title Disenchanted.

Man of Steel, The Muppets star Amy Adams is expected to return as Giselle.

Back in October, it was rumored that Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) was still attached to direct, but progress has been slow and there has been no updates.

THR notes that “Sources say Disenchanted is set 10 years after the first movie, with 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. David Stem and David Weiss wrote the script.”

The original Enchanted was directed by Kevin Lima and featured music by Alan Menken (“That’s How You Know”). It opened in the animated fairy tale kingdom of Andalasia, where Giselle (Adams) was looking forward to marrying her true love Prince Edward (James Marsden). Sadly, their plans are disrupted when his evil queen stepmother (Susan Sarandon) shoves Giselle down a well, which sends her hurtling into the real (live-action) world of New York City. There, she meets a divorce lawyer named Robert (Patrick Dempsey), who’s engaged to marry Nancy (Idina Menzel).

Shankman is well-known to execs at Disney for his work as director on the comedies Bringing Down the House, The Pacifier and Bedtime Stories.

The film was a hit, grossing $340 million worldwide and earning strong reviews.

Collider noted last year that: “This development comes at an interesting time for Disney, as the studio recently put a second Tron sequel into motion with cast and director in place before abruptly pulling the plug. An Enchanted sequel is much less expensive—and a much safer bet—than another Tron movie, but it does signal that the studio isn’t content to simply rely on mining its animated IP for live-action reboots or sit back and count that Marvel/Star Wars/Pixar money. They’re continuing to develop homegrown franchises. Even if some of those take nearly a decade to come to fruition.”

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