Disney Plans To Remake ‘Mary Poppins’

Photo Credit: MorgueFile

Photo Credit: MorgueFile

In what seems to be the next of many for Disney, they have decided to follow through and plan a remake/sequel of the much loved 1964 classic Mary Poppins.

It seems inevitable, after the likes of Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty And The Beast, it seems that Disney feels like all their classics deserve the reimagining.

Planned to be set 20 years after the original, Disney have hired Rob Marshall (Into the Woods and Chicago) to direct the musical, and songwriting team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who worked on Hairspray and Smash.

David Magee (Life of Pi) is booked to write the screenplay.

The original film is an adaptation of the beloved novels by P.L. Travers and starred Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke, and was incredibly well-received upon its initial release, going on to winning five Academy Awards.

 

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