ENCHANTED Writer and Director Re-Teaming for New Sony Pictures Animation Film

     January 20, 2011

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Ready for more princess Amy Adams and singing birds? The writer/director team behind 2007’s hit musical/fantasy Enchanted are set to reunite for a new untitled film for Sony Pictures Animation. The plot is being kept under wraps, though the film is said to be a live-action/CG hybrid a la Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Variety reports that David Sussman will write the script, while Kevin Lima will direct and produce.

I was pleasantly surprised by Enchanted in that Disney went the DreamWorks route by parodying the ridiculousness of their fairy-tale stories, while at the same time maintaining the staples of their classic fairy-tale stories with a huge dose of heart. It’ll be interesting to see what Lima and Sussman do here without the Mouse House’s involvement. The most recent film from Sony Pictures Animation was 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was a fairly large-sized hit for the studio. Lima was previously set to direct Hugh Jackman in Avon Man, but that project was shut down shortly before filming. More details on this new untitled project are sure to come when Sussman finishes the script.

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