Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Kingsman Images Show Samuel L. Jackson
And Colin Firth deploys his umbrella for The Secret Service
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
11 June 2014
Sony Plans Sonic The Hedgehog Film
Producer Neal Moritz has a script developing
More Movie News

Neal Moritz Plans New Sleeping Beauty
Snoozing girl turns comedy stalker?

16 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Neal Moritz Plans New Sleeping Beauty

Never underestimate Hollywood’s ability to strip-mine any idea to reach every possible permutation. With fairytales still a hot property at the box office, everyone is looking for another wrinkle. So step forward prolific producer Neal Moritz, who is developing a new take on Sleeping Beauty at his Original Films company.

Though no writer or director is officially attached yet, Moritz and co. have cooked up the basic concept, which will drag the classic tale into the 21st century. The new story will see the male protagonist awaken a sleeping girl, only to find that she becomes completely smitten with her saviour and won’t leave him alone. Yes, the new sleeping beauty will be a wacky stalker and hilarity, they’re hoping, will ensue.

Despite Moritz’ deal with Sony, the new project is at such an early stage that no studio is actually attached yet, and likely won’t be until a script is at least halfway ready.

Moritz has approximately 4356 projects in development, including remakes of Starship Troopers and Sinbad and a Doc Savage project. He’s already brought us 21 Jump Street this year and produced the new Total Recall, which is out on August 29. Following that, he’ll release Jack The Giant Killer, R.I.P.D., Dead Man Down and whatever the sixth Fast And Furious film ends up being called, if it’s not titled Fast Six


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Silent Hill: Revelation Clip
Beware of scary nurses!
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)