When you’re Disney, there’s no such thing as a “surprise hit,” considering you’re basically the biggest entertainment company in the world. But 2007’s Enchanted, starring Amy Adams as a human ray of sunshine and a pre-dead Patrick Dempsey, was unexpectedly popular, to the tune of $340.5 million on an $85 million budget. In a world where even The Princess Diaries gets a sequel, it’s a bit staggering that there hasn’t been an Enchanted 2, especially because Disney has Alan Menken locked in a tower somewhere, only allowing him to leave when they need a new song about love’s embrace. That may soon change (not the Menken thing; he’s not going anywhere).
Collider reports that not only is Enchanted 2 in the works, but it has a colossally stupid name: Disenchanted. It took the writers eight years to come up with that. All that’s left to do is finish the script, hire a director, and see if Adams and Dempsey, as well as James Marsden, Idina Menzel, and Harry Potter‘s Timothy Spall, are up for another go-round. They’re halfway there!
We’ve heard rumblings over the years of minimal movement on Enchanted 2, but now sources tell us that the project is seriously heating up over at the Mouse House. Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) remains attached to direct, and the studio is now in the process of punching up the script with the hopes that it will be in greenlight-ready shape very soon. (Via)
Since Enchanted, Disney has only released one hybrid live-action/animation film — the much-maligned G-Force. The only person who likes that movie is Zach Galifianakis, because it probably bought him a house. Next up is a remake of Pete’s Dragon, starring Michael C. Hall, followed by Disenchanted, should it happen, and “untitled live-action Chip ‘n Dale film.”
What a rip-off of Road Chip.