With the huge successes of live action remakes of classic Disney animated movies such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Cinderella and The Jungle Book, Disney looks to be once again reaching into its back catalog for another new version of a classic tale, with a new version of Rapunzel aka Tangled.
According to the DisInsider, Disney has hired Ashleigh Powell, who previously worked on Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, to write the script. And the film is going to be produced by Michael De Luca (who previously worked on Captain Phillips) and Kristin Burr (who has worked on Christopher Robin and Cruella).
Other executive producers involved in the film include Zoe Kent who is working on the upcoming live-action Lilo and Stitch for Disney+ and Jessica Virtue, who is just finishing up work on the new live action version of Mulan.
No director is yet attached to the project but Disney is currently looking for one.
The new version of Rapunzel will be released in theatres first, so won’t be a Disney+ Original. And it’s unknown if it will be a based on Disney’s Tangled or the classic German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, which was first published in 1812.
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