Beyond Star Wars and Marvel, Disney's third big money maker this decade is their live-action remakes of classic animated movies. They have so many in various stages of production that it's hard to keep track. And now they are adding yet one more to the big brush fire with a revisionist take on Prince Charming.
No story details have been released at this time, according to THR. Prince Charming is a stock character, the usually reliable hero who arrives in the nick of time to save the princess. Disney has already done quite a lot to keep the character in the public consciousness, with the savior having appeared in other classic fairy tales such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. This will be the first time he has headlined his own movie.
Matthew Fogel, who previously penned the sequel Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, is behind the screenplay, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films/TV producing alongside Tripp Vinson. Mandeville's Alex Young will serve as executive produce. Mandeville is currently in production on a live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast for Disney which is headlined by Emma Watson as Belle, with a cast that also includes Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline and Ian McKellen.
Other live-action fairy tales happening at Disney include Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Dumbo and Tink. Universal has The Little Mermaid in pre-production. And Warner Bros. has set up an interesting take on Pinocchio starring Robert Downey Jr. and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, who may also direct.