LOS ANGELES, Nov 17 — According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming movie based on the famous fairy tale character will be written, and perhaps even directed, by Stephen Chbosky, known for The Perks of Being a Wallflower and upcoming film Wonder, in US theatres today.
Announced during the summer of 2015, Prince Charming — a feature film based on the legendary fairy tale character — had been more or less at a standstill. However, the project is now in the hands of Stephen Chbosky, who will rework the script initially penned by Matt Fogel, and could even go on to direct the picture.
The story of Prince Charming — a character made popular in Disney classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty — is reportedly told from the perspective of his brother, who never quite managed to live up to the family’s expectations.
Stephen Chbosky rose to prominence as the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a novel that he then adapted for the big screen. His 2012 movie version starred Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev and Paul Rudd. The director’s latest feature film, Wonder, out today, is a comedy-drama starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.
Disney is ramping up the pace with its live-action adaptations of animated classics. After Beauty and the Beast, out earlier this year, The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau, Dumbo directed by Tim Burton, and Aladdin directed by Guy Ritchie are currently in the works. As well as Prince Charming, other famous characters from the Disney universe will be going solo with movies, including Cruella de Vil, played by Emma Stone, and Tinkerbell, played by Reese Witherspoon. — AFP-Relaxnews