THOR's Kenneth Branagh Being Lined Up To Helm CINDERELLA For Disney

Disney recently parted ways with One Hour Photo's Mark Romanek on Cinderella due to creative differences (his vision was too dark for the studio). Well, with Cate Blanchett still attached to star, Thor's Kenneth Branagh is now in talks to direct. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/31/2013

Vulture reports that Kenneth Branagh is in negotiations to direct Disney's planned remake of Cinderella after original director Mark Romanek dropped out earlier this month. The plan is for the film to start shooting this Fall in London. According to the site, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey's Cate Blanchett is STILL attached to play the wicked stepmother, although the hunt for Cinderella continues. It's thought that the film is being lined up for a 2014 release, although that may end up hinging on whether or not the Jack Ryan helmer ends up accepting the gig!

Source: Vulture
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Jollem - 1/31/2013, 11:56 AM
i wonder if cinderella's back story and origin is going to be all fricked up? maybe they'll turn her into a dunce and have her wander around in a barren, desolate town :)
LordoftheThrones26 - 1/31/2013, 12:04 PM
I love this guy!!!! I really wish he'd do something else other than Cinderella though! I could totally see him directing Game of Thrones or someother middevil fantasy epic! He'd be awesome for a Silmarillion film or a Dune movie. He'd be great for an adaptation of Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun! It mixes science and fantasy! PROFESSOR LOCKHART RULES!!
ManofSteel23 - 1/31/2013, 12:26 PM
I bet they will have her fulfill some destiny and she will have to fight some army...
Tony93 - 1/31/2013, 1:11 PM
I believe they are going to make a cinematic movie universe for all the Disney characters and princeses..
they already did Snow White.. Have hemsworth make cameos in other Dinsey films, since that Sleeping beauty movie is coming out and now this..
I can see it being great.
DanteSparda - 1/31/2013, 1:53 PM
@SUPERMAN2013

LOL!!! They surely will, that's the new norm for Diseney's DISNEY movies like with Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Narnia, etc
Chewtoy - 1/31/2013, 2:12 PM
Neither "Snow White and the Huntsman" nor that one with Julia Roberts were made by Disney. Disney just made that "Alice in Wonderland" flick and the upcoming "Maleficent" one based on the villain from Sleeping Beauty (interesting that they're not plugging that summer release nearly as much as "OZ" or "The Lone Ranger")... so it's hard to say if they've really established a trend of having the heroine armor up for battle in all of them.
Super12 - 1/31/2013, 3:18 PM
I'm actually not against this whole live action remakes of Disney classics.....so far. But if they make a Little Mermaid remake before Aquaman HEADS WILL ROLL
emilyella - 2/1/2013, 3:20 AM
I think Kenneth is ace and I think he would do a great version, I wonder if it will be disney based or perrault....
Fogs - 2/1/2013, 5:44 AM
These fairy tales movies.... hnnnnnf!

Fogs - 2/1/2013, 5:45 AM
@Jollem - they're probably making her lead an army. They love that.

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