Disney plans Prince Charming live action movie

Early hints suggest that fans can expect a 'revisionist' take on classic fairytales

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Barely a week goes by without news of another planned live action movie from the Disney gang but today, something a little less predictable has been announced.

He's the supporting star of many a fairytale (Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves...) and now, Prince Charming is getting his very own film.

Matt Fogel is writing the script and telling the dashing fella's story through the eyes of his brother who "never lived up to the family name", Variety reports.

Further details are scarce at this early stage but the plot is expected to involve a "revisionist" take on Disney classics and an exploration of the concept of Prince Charming.


Fogel is best known for his work with Phil Lord and Chris Miller on Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Mandeville's Alex Young will executive produce, with that company also currently working on Disney's live action version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

Emma Watson will play Belle in Beauty and the Beast

Disney has revealed a slate of upcoming live action remakes including Pinocchio, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Mulan and Tink (about Tinker Bell from Peter Pan).

Bill Murray is set to star as Baloo in The Jungle Book

The studio has already enjoyed huge box office success with Maleficient, Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella, so it is hardly surprising that more are being planned.

Disney's decision to offer Prince Charming's male perspective comes shortly after EL James published Grey, in which she retells her bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey from the point of view of its BDSM-loving billionaire protagonist.

Here's hoping the Prince Charming movie will go easier on the whips and chains.