Normally, I would have no interest in live-action Cinderella re-imagining, but attaching Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) as the direct made it a must-follow project. THR now reports that Chris Weitz (A Better Life) has signed on to write the screenplay. Details on the tone and plot are currently being kept under wraps, but Weitz turned in a great screenplay for About a Boy with his brother Paul. Weitz’ solo effort, The Golden Compass (which he also directed), turned out less-than-great. It did, however, have polar bear wrasslin’.
It’s tough to say how Weitz will fare with Cinderella, especially since we don’t know what Disney and Romanek are going for. But again, with Romanek at the helm, I’m interested to see what they’re planning.