Disney Wanting Mark Romanek To Direct Live-Action ‘Cinderella’
Director of ‘Never Let Me Go’ wanted for the adaptation.
The success of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sure did bring public domain classic tales right into movie adaptation territory with two versions of ‘Snow White’ hitting cinemas next year. But Disney has their own version of ‘Cinderella’ that they’ve been planning for quite some time, and now they have a director in mind.
Deadline reports that the studio wants director Mark Romanek to direct the adaptation of ‘Cinderella’ for them. The director has directed quite a few indies before, including the recent ‘Never Let Me Go’ which was one of the best movies of 2010 and is severely underrated. A script by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada) already exists and the director was previously courted for ‘The Wolverine’, but he passed on it.
He’s an excellent director and brings a unique visual flair to his movies but I rather see him doing his own indie work that a studio adaptation of this sort. Of course, he might just make it a great film and if that’s the case, I’m still looking forward to seeing what he does with it. The adaptation is a “re-imaging of the classic tale where the prince is set for a politically arranged marriage, until the evil plan is threatened when the prince meets Cinderella.”
What do you think?