He would be joined by producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca who had “successfully shepherded Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway” to the big screen, last year. It’s been uncovered too that Rob Marshall, the executive of Into The Woods and Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is going to coordinate the new film.
Toward the begin of the week, news broke that Disney is taking a shot at a subsequent meet-up Mary Poppins, diving into the numerous further Poppins books that writer P L Travers composed around the character.
The 1964 Mary Poppins was loosely based on the P.L. Travers book series of the same name and starred Julie Andrews as the practically flawless magical nanny who descended upon the Banks family out of the sky.
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the songwriting team behind “Hairspray” and “Smash“, will handle the songwriting duties, while David Magee (“Life of Pie”) will handle the script.
After over 50 years, Disney is bringing a “spoon full of sugar” back with a live action remake of Mary Poppins.
The production team is said to be in talks with the Travers estate and has got the support of the co-composer Richard Sherman who created the popular songs “Chim Cher-ee” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“, Entertainment Weekly reports.
The cast of Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” movie has not yet been disclosed.
Disney has already adapted “Alice in Wonderland“, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella” into live action hits. Into the Woods earned $199 million worldwide and landed Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination.
In 2013, Saving Mr Banks, starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, was released, with the plot centred on the development of the Mary Poppins film.