February 29, 2012

Mark Romanek's Cinderella Gets New Writer

HeatVision reports that "A Better Life" director Chris Weitz has been hired by Disney to add a write to the Cinderella script. The live-action adaptation already has a draft written by Aline Brosh McKenna (Devil Wears Prada) but seems like they needed a little more added to it. Currently Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo) is set to direct but if he sticks around till the end of the production is another matter.

A few years back Romanek butted heads with Universal over the production of the Wolfman which had Mark back out and had Joe Johnson stepping in without being involved very long with the pre-production. The film was ultimately hurt by Mark's exit and it's unknown if he'd be willing to allow another studio make creative changes to his vision. That being said Disney is on a roll with their fairy tale films with Oz, The Great And Powerful (Wizard of Oz), Snow And The Seven (Snow White) and Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) also on the horizon.

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