Walt Disney Pictures is set to bring yet another classic fairytale to the real-world. Which one you ask? Well, it’s none other that “Jack and The Beanstalk”.
According to Deadline, the studio has secured the rights to “Beanstalk” and has hired the services of Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” to develop the movie. The outlet also notes that Gilligan has been provided with a detailed outline for the feature and Gilligan has brought on his regular collaborator Thomas Schnauz to pen the script.
Schnauz is known for winning 2 Emmy Awards for his work with Gilligan on “Breaking Bad”.
The story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” marks back centuries and the tales has been brought to the silver screen in different forms. Empireonline reported that this is the third time Disney has adapted “Jack and the Beanstalk”. The first was a short film in 1922, followed by 1947’s Mickey and the Beanstalk, where Mickey Mouse plays the role of Jack, which screened as part of anthology animation “Fun And Fancy Free”.
On a side note, there are elements of “Jack and the Beanstalk” that played a major role in Disney’s recent musical “Into the Woods”.
Gilligan is currently a writer and executive producer for “Better Call Saul” and “Battle Creek” and as of now, there are no official confirmation of him directing “Beanstalk” but it has been reported that Gilligan and Mark Johnson are the producers of this film.