Mother of all crossovers!
Hopefully Disney paid more than a cow to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan for a revisionist Jack and the Beanstalk outline. Deadline Hollywood reported April 23 that Disney acquired the story, but that Gilligan's role with its production remains undefined.
"Gilligan has tapped Thomas Schnauz–who has won two Emmys writing for both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul–to write the script. Gilligan will eye it as a possible directing vehicle, but it's very early days on the project. Gilligan and Mark Johnson will produce."
Yes, it's pretty odd that the man best known for bringing crystal meth production to your tv set not only took a stab at the traditional children's tale, but additionally that Disney would get in bed with him. Maybe Gilligan can bring some new take on what Bryan Singer so recently attempted in 2013's Jack The Giant Slayer. Maybe not.
Let's wait and see!
Not satisfied with turning every Disney princess ever into a live action film star, Disney is now going after the animals! Deadline reports that Disney is working on a live action adaptation of children's classic Winnie the Pooh. Relative unknown writer-director Alex Ross Perry has been hired on for the film, which will focus on an adult Christopher Robin returning to the Hundred Acre Wood. I imagine it'll be like that time a grizzly ate a GoPro, pictured above.
The Rock's Bambi reboot is also looking more and more real with every passing day.
Veteran actress Emma Thompson has reportedly signed on to play Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Kevin Kline has also been cast as Belle's bumbling father, Maurice. U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon and the always lovely Professor Sybil Trelawney will be joining Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, and Emma Watson in the film, which has been set for a March 17, 2017 release.