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Disney's Enchanted to get Second Chapter!

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"'Enchanted' to see second chapter"
Disney keen to unspool sequel next year

Disney is hoping to charm auds again with a sequel to "Enchanted," hiring Jessie Nelson to pen a script for the live-action fairy tale that "The Proposal" helmer Anne Fletcher is attached to direct.
Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld will return as producers.

Mouse House is keen on getting another installment of "Enchanted" on the bigscreen -- perhaps as early as next year -- after the 2007 pic, which starred Amy Adams, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon, earned more than $340 million worldwide. It earned $123 million domestically and helped Adams break out. Bill Kelly ("Blast From the Past") penned the original.

First film had languished in development for years as filmmakers like Sonnenfeld struggled with a way to tackle its comedic tone, musical numbers and blend of animation and live-action sequences.

Fletcher is a choreographer-turned-director who has had a string of hits with "Step Up," "27 Dresses" and romantic comedy "The Proposal," the latter of which earned $315 million worldwide for Disney last summer.

"Enchanted 2" fits perfectly with the studio's plans to make more movies that define the Disney brand. Project is Disney's riff on its classic fairy-tale features, revolving around Giselle, a princess who is banished from her animated world by an evil queen and thrown onto the live-action streets of Manhattan to fend for herself.

Studio will likely try to bring back the first film's stars.

Nelson's credits include scripting the comedies "Because I Said So," "The Story of Us" and "Stepmom." She also wrote and directed "I Am Sam" and produced "Fred Claus," for which she helped developed the story.

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http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014677.html?categoryid=1238&cs=1
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Will Menken and Schwartz return to pen the musical score?

I like ENCHANTED a lot except for the villain. She was horrible, ESPECIALLY when she turned into the CGI dragon. And while I love Susan Sarandon, I think she actually made the role even worse with her portrayal.
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CapnHook, I agree totally about the villain. I think the movie would've been funnier if their New York wasn't so clean, too...the contrast between the fairy-tale character and a real city isn't that funny if the real city is turned into Wonderland most of the time.

Thought the movie was pretty cute, don't think a second is going to do much...
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According to IMBD no one has been invited to score the film yet, but it makes sense for Menken/Schwartz to be asked.

Personally, I love them both but thought the songs in Enchanted were awful.
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Disney's Enchanted to get Second Chapter!#4
Posted: 2/4/10 at 12:05pm
Regarding the "Wonderland" New York... it was an intentional choice. New York was a "not-safe" place (hence Giselle being lost in a traffic of angry faces as soon as she falls into the city and the father's over-protection of his daughter) but then NYC turns into a fantasy wonderland because of Giselle's presence. She has the magical ability to make rodents clean apartments and venders, tourists, and residents to sing and dance in Central Park.
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Disney's Enchanted to get Second Chapter!#5
Posted: 2/4/10 at 12:16pm
As long as Amy Adams would return, I'd be ok with that.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 12:24pm
"She has the magical ability to make rodents clean apartments and venders, tourists, and residents to sing and dance in Central Park."

I get that, and I feel like they did a good job with the scene with the pigeons and roaches and such cleaning the apartment. I think the comedy comes from the that kind of contrast. In the Central Park scene, though, for example, you never bought that any of those people were actually people who would be walking around the park. I didn't anyway. Wouldn't it have been so much funnier if instead of old cute old men wearing matching coats and ridiculously clean construction workers, she got homeless people and hipsters dancing together? I mean, I know it's Disney, I just felt like they could have gone a little further than they did.
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My prediction is that a new villlian comes to Andalasia and Edward and Nany are in trouble and it will be up to Giselle and Robert to save them.
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I thought it was super clever to have the real live animals clean instead of animated ones!
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They're actually trying to get Sarandon back, beautywickedlover.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 4:56pm
If Idina could come back and sing this time, that would be awesome. A duet with her and Jason Marsden could be pretty cool.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 6:43pm
I agree with StarUsher! :) It makes sense that Idina would return if James does.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 6:47pm
As much as I adore Susan, she really didn't do much for me in the first one.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 6:50pm
"They're actually trying to get Sarandon back, beautywickedlover."

How could Narissa come back to life? It really looked like she died in the film.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 7:44pm
^ The same way any movie villain does. They come up with some plot device.

Personally, i adored Sarandon in the film.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 7:50pm
If they can't get Amy Adams back, they really shouldn't bother.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 7:53pm
I thought Idina was HORRIBLE in the film. I can't believe they'd actually consider bringing her back. She doesn't photograph well at all on a movie cam.
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Posted: 2/4/10 at 7:56pm
I agree, Mamie. It's so odd the way some people just don't tanslate to film well.
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Posted: 2/5/10 at 2:50am
I'm down with this on two conditions. One: Adams returns. Two: Menzel does not.

Not that I have any say in the matter.
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