Despite Disney’s great big heavy steps away from the genre for fear of losing the little boy market, Hollywood remains convinced that the fairy tale market, even fairy tales with pretty princess protagonists, is still a ripe one. What with two competing Snow White adaptations, March’s Red Riding Hood, Bryan Singer’s upcoming Jack the Giant Killer, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, and even some Peter Pan films going around.
And now Universal is giving it’s Cinderella script another pass through a new writer, in order to see if they can get the shoe to fit.
Ann Peacock, who’s getting a stab at it, is the writer behind the The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (that is, the movie), and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (again, the movie) so she’s definitely no stranger to adaptation or writing multiple female characters into a movie.
I could argue for a while (with myself, even!) about whether I consider there to be strong female characters in the Narnia books, but I digress. Are we at all interested in another princess movie? Or another subverted princess movie?
(via Coventry Telegraph.)