From U taps scribe for Cinderella rethink: Peacock lining up for rewrite work by Justin Kroll:
Is Cinderella the next Snow White?
With a handful of new takes on the Snow White story actively in the works around Hollywood, Universal is looking to conjure a fresh take on the classic Cinderella story as well, with Ann Peacock in final negotiations to rewrite an untitled reimagining of the fairy tale.
Plot details are being kept under wraps. Michael Dougherty wrote the previous draft.
Bruno Aveillan is aboard to helm the pic, with Scott Stuber and Pam Abby producing through the Stuber Pictures shingle.
Project has been in development for some time, but given the rise in fairy-tale rethinks over the past year, U sees this as a perfect time to get the wheels in motion.
Though the iconic character isn't getting quite the attention Snow White has received, she is generating some heat on a couple of fronts. Disney brought on Mark Romanek to helm that studio's untitled Cinderella story.
And this is from last month: Mark Romanek to Direct Re-Imagining of CINDERELLA for Disney by Adam Chitwood:
Snow White isn’t the only Disney princess getting her big live-action update. In addition to the multiple Snow White projects currently in development, Disney is fashioning a live-action re-imagining of Cinderella. Deadline reports that the studio is courting Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) to direct the film, which has a script by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). The Mouse House put the project into development last May, after Alice in Wonderland made a ridiculous amount of money.
The script is described as an update of the classic tale, as it finds the prince set up for a politically arranged marriage that is threatened when he meets Cinderella. I’m a big fan of Romanek. The director has been courted for a number of high-profile projects as of late (including The Wolverine), and if the deal goes through it’ll be exciting to see a director of his dramatic talents take on this fairy tale update.