Before Idina Menzel was Queen Elsa of Arendelle from the massively successful ‘Frozen,’ she was a princess (and a supporting character) in a slightly less fruitful film called ‘Enchanted.’ Released in 2007, the film starring Amy Adams as a gleeful and naïve Disney Princess archetype from a far away land that finds herself in modern day New York City. The film was funny, playful, and managed to bring in about $340 million at the box office worldwide. In addition to that, it was nominated for two Golden Globes and three Academy Awards. There were rumblings of a sequel shortly after, but those talks seems to have died down since. However, the project gained some traction last year when the studio hired the ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘The Rugrats Movie’ tandem of J. David Stern and David N. Weiss to pen a new draft of Jessie Nelson’s screenplay for director Anne Fletcher. Now, we’re hearing that the studio is showing interest in the project once again.
Apparently, things are heating up with ‘Enchanted 2’ after years of minimal movement. Though no story details are known as of yet, we do know two things. First, Disney is currently in the process of on getting the script in greenlight-ready shape. Second, the film is going by the working title ‘Disenchanted,’ which could indicate that happily ever after with Patrick Dempsey’s Robert may not be everything that Adams’ Giselle was expecting.
This isn’t exactly a huge update, but it’s nice to hear that Disney is showing interest in finally giving fans more ’Enchanted.’ The film was definitely one of the most underrated offerings from the House of Mouse in recent history. Plus, it featured great songs from the legendary duo of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who previously contributed their amazing work to ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘Pocahontas.’ And as long as this sequel is treated properly (unlike the ones for those previously mentioned movies), then it will be singing a happy working song all the way to the box office once more. You know, like this one did:
What do you think about a sequel to ‘Enchanted’? Do you want to see Amy Adams reprise her role as Princess Giselle? And what does the working title ‘Disenchanted’ say about the project to you? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.