ENCHANTED 2 Moving Forward at Disney with SHREK 2 and SMURFS Writers

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Seven years after the first film implanted “Happy Working Song” into everyone’s heads, Disney is finally getting serious about Enchanted 2.  The original pic, directed by Kevin Lima, imagined what would happen if one of Disney’s gleeful and song-filled princesses made her way into present day New York City, with Amy Adams filling the lead role of Giselle.  The result was a funny, catchy, and surprisingly self-aware film that went on to gross $340 million at the worldwide box office.  Talk of a sequel surfaced soon after, but the follow-up failed to materialize.

Now, with Frozen having grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and lighting up the home video charts, Disney suddenly has renewed interest in an Enchanted sequel as it has set new screenwriters on the project.  Hit the jump for more.

enchanted-2-sequel-amy-adams-patrick-dempseyPer Deadline, Disney has hired J. David Stern and David N. Weiss to pen the screenplay for Enchanted 2.  The duo has plenty of experience in the family friendly realm, having written The Rugrats Movie, Shrek 2, and both Smurfs movies.  Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) is attached to direct Enchanted 2, but hopefully the hiring of Stern and Weiss doesn’t mean the follow-up will be toned down for a more kid-friendly audience.

The 2007 film managed to be funny and cheery while also poking fun at familiar Disney tropes, sometimes in a more adult manner.  The balancing act of that tone was what made Enchanted so fun (that and Adams’ adorably naïve/nonsensical songs), so hopefully that sensibility is maintained for the sequel.  It’s unclear which cast members will be returning for Enchanted 2 (in addition to Adams, the cast included James MarsdenPatrick DempseyIdina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon), but Stern and Weiss will be working from an earlier draft that was written by Jessie Nelson.  Adams has made no secret of her love for singing, so one imagines she’d be happy to return for the follow-up.  Here’s hoping it will have been worth the wait.

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  • appolox

    Really Disney? Who asked for this? Who in the world asked for Enchanted 2?

    • 80sRobot

      I, for one. Sorry.

    • Nodar

      Money

    • Guest

      I own this website. This article I wrote in passing gets hundreds of hits per day. Obviously people are interested in a sequel enough to search for it. http://www.noobmovies.com/news/69/

    • http://www.noobmovies.com/ Chris Hawkes

      I own this website. This article I wrote in passing gets hundreds of hits per day. Obviously people are interested in a sequel enough to search for it. http://www.noobmovies.com/news/69/

  • appolox

    Really Disney? Who asked for this? Who in the world asked for Enchanted 2?

  • appolox

    Really Disney? Who asked for this? Who in the world asked for Enchanted 2?

  • Tyler

    Oh my God! Yes! I would much rather want another Enchanted than pointless Frozen crap any day.

  • B.S. Eliot

    How about mentioning the original writer wrote on his own, long before Disney and director Kevin Lima came along?

  • Manuel Orozco

    I’m not gonna get excited yet until Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey agree to come bsck. Despite how unnecessary the idea is the sequel is already overdue and the only thing I would like to see is Morgan finding her true love

    • 80sRobot

      If Amy Adams does not return, then screw it.

      • Manuel Orozco

        That’s what I’m talking about

  • The Flobbit

    Enchanted was lovely, and beguiling, and hilarious. I am so down for a sequel!

    • http://www.noobmovies.com/ Chris Hawkes

      only if Amy Adams returns otherwise it will be a travesty.

  • TrekBeatTK

    While I’m slightly glad that this might mean a bit of traditional animation again (but how? they fired their whole staff!)… it’ll be yet another totally unnecessary sequel that ruins the original. What do you do after Happily Ever After? Unless they go really Into the Woods subversive, and there was already a little bit of that in the first one, and it’s Disney. What story is there to tell? That’s the problem. Everything worked out at the end, so this is pointless.

    • milo

      They didn’t even do the animation for the first one, they farmed it out to an outside animation house.

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  • Raghavendra Prasad

    AMY ADAMS AS GISSELLE IN ENCHANTED 2 IS A MUST ,AMY ADAMS AS GISSELLE LOOKED GORGEOUS,AND NOW ALSO AMY ADAMS IS LIKE A PRINCESS.ADAMS MUST AND SHOULD ACT AS GISSELLE AND THERE MUST BE AN ONLINE CAMPAIGN IN SUPPORT OF AMY ADAMS TO ACT AS GISSELLE IN ENCHANTED 2 ALSO.

  • http://www.noobmovies.com/ Chris Hawkes

    This will be a huge failure if they don’t bring back Amy Adams. The second muppet movie was not nearly as good as the first, I think a lot of this can be attributed to Adams not starring in it.

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