Enchanted Sequel Conjures Up New Writers

Shrek veterans J. David Stem and David N. Weiss aboard


by James White |
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It was in no way surprising, given the success of the first onscreen twirl for Amy Adams’ Disney-princess-meets-reality tale Enchanted, that the Mouse House would look to magic up a sequel. What’s slightly more shocking is how long it is taking the company to figure it out. The latest development? Writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been hired to take a crack.

The pair, who worked on the likes of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Shrek 2, and, um, both Smurfs movies to date, are aboard to work out the next step in the story. Enchanted, as you’ll recall, found Adams’ Giselle as an animated princess exiled to our world by an evil sorceress played by Susan Sarandon. Landing in New York, she confronted the harsh reality of a land seemingly without true love or happy ever afters by singing a lot and generally trying to jolly everyone into sharing her point of view.

Whatever the writers – assuming they’re the ones to make it work – cook up, Anne Fletcher is still aboard to direct, but there’s no sign yet of which of the cast – a group that also included James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey and Idina Menzel – will be back.

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