Universal has picked up a pitch for a new live-action adaptation of The Nutcracker from John Mann and Jon Gunn.

The story centers on a 12-year-old girl who, with her brother and sister, receive gifts from their clockmaker-inventor godfather on Christmas Eve, one of which is a Nutcracker doll. That night, the girl begins an adventure that includes a war involving a seven-headed Mouse King and his army of mice, curses and themes of ugliness and beauty.

No production date has been set.

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