Fairy tales are hot properties this year, where we have already seen two different Snow White movies hit theaters. Producer Neal H. Moritz is planning on giving Disney's Maleficent some competition, by readying a new, modern-day take on Sleeping Beauty.
While Maleficent is told from the point of view of the villainous title character (Angelina Jolie), the producer's comedy will portray Sleeping Beauty as a needy stalker. The story centers on a man who accidentally awakens Sleeping Beauty, only to discover that she keeps following him around, thinking he is her one true love.
Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller are writing the screenplay, with Corey May and M. Dooma Wendschuh producing alongside Neal H. Moritz.
Neal H. Moritz's Original Film company is set up at Sony Pictures, although the project is being developed internally with the producer, and doesn't have a studio home quite yet.