Nearly seven years since it cast a spell worldwide, the hit Disney musical Enchanted is indeed getting a long-awaited sequel, Disney has confirmed.
Taking the first concrete step, Disney has brought on board the writing pair of David Stem and David N. Weiss, known for their work on movies like Shrek 2, The Smurfs and Daddy Daycare. Directing the movie will be Anne Fletcher, who previously directed movies like The Proposal and Guilt Trip. Original producers Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld will once again be producing.
No word on story, casting or even music details (come on, we know it’s going to be a musical, judging by how popular recent musicals like Frozen and Pitch Perfect were). The original Enchanted was a twist on popular fairy tales, and starred Amy Adams as Princess Giselle, who ends up in modern day New York City. Notable for its hand drawn animated sequences and use of CGI, Enchanted also featured A-list stars like Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, James Mardsen, Susan Sarandon and Timothy Spall. The movie was a critical and commercial success, grossing $340 million worldwide and nominated for no less than three Oscars (all for Original Song). Amy Adams was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for portraying Giselle. The movie featured songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz and is chock-full of references to Disney animated classics.
Amy Adams and James Mardsen have frequently campaigned for a sequel, but whether they will return is unknown. No news of a release date either, but we suggest you exert patience for at least another three years. Watch the Oscar-nominated “Happy Working Song” from the original movie below: