Vampires and werewolves are so two years ago. While the shirtless twentysomethings monstrous creatures are still a prevalent trend at the moment, Hollywood seems to be shifting to its next obsession: fairy tales. We’ve got at least three Snow White movies in development, an action take on Hansel and Gretel, two Cinderella updates, two Pinnochio/Geppeto “revamps”, etc. Among the hoard of these revitalized classics is a live-action take on Tinkerbell. Elizabeth Banks is set to star in Disney’s Tink, and she recently revaled a few story details on the direction their film would take, comparing it to an immensely popular Will Ferrell flick. Hit the jump to see what she had to say.
Speaking with Movie Hole, Banks likened Tink to another recent, incredibly popular fantastical pic:
“It’s a live action Tinkerbell movie sort of in the vein of Elf in which I would play Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell gets thrown out of Never Never Land, and it’s about where she goes and who she meets and the adventures she has….Tinkerbell is one of the greatest characters because she’s mischievous and snarky and fun and sexy and jealous and vengeful.”
Now this is a take I can get behind. It sounds like Disney’s Enchanted and Elf had a baby and named it Tink. I found Enchanted to be endlessly charming, and I’m a big fan of Banks. She’s got the charisma to carry a movie like this, so she seems the perfect fit for the lead. Is it too much to hope for a Tinkerbell along the lines of Banks’ character in Wet Hot American Summer? (sloppy Tinkerbell is the best Tinkerbell). It may be a while before Tink heads into production, as Banks stressed that the film is still very much in the nascent stages:
“We’re in script stage and everybody is really excited and blah, blah, doesn’t mean anything. You might as well not even write it down because who knows, it might not even happen.”
Fright Night and Mad Men scribe Marti Noxon is currently on scripting duties, so it sounds like they’re still working out the story. Banks is a producer on the flick alongside Adam Shankman and McG, so hopefully things progress smoothly and we’ll get to see Tink sooner rather than later.