Disney sure loves a sequel, but they took their sweet time with a follow-up to their 2007 smash hit Enchanted. The Mouse House confirms Disenchanted rolls before cameras in summer 2017, a whole ten years later. Meanwhile, Amy Adams is expected to reprise her lead role and Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is in negotiations to replace Kevin Lima in the director’s chair. Prepare to be … delighted.
THR got the news. The original Enchanted serves as an animated/live action parody of popular Disney tropes and cliches. Disenchanted, then, follows up 10 years later, with Giselle (Adams) finding herself questioning her happily ever after, which causes events that turns everyone’s lives topsy turvy — both in the real world and in the animated kingdom of Andalasia.
Disney first announced their sequel plans back in 2010, with Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) previously attached to direct. Disenchanted, however, is the project’s first significant development in years. Shankman is no stranger to the company, having previously helmed Bedtime Stories and The Pacifier under their banner. He also made Bringing Down the House for their Touchstone label. Disenchanted will be Shankman’s first movie since 2012’s Rock of Ages.
There’s no word yet on whether Alan Menken will return to write original music. It’s also unclear if James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel or Susan Sarandon will reprise their roles. It’s a safe bet, however, to assume they will. There’s no release date announced yet, but one assumes it’ll come out around 2018 or 2019.