Disney Exec #1: Can you keep a secret?
Disney Exec #2: Definitely.
Disney Exec #1: We don’t have anymore ideas.
Disney Exec #2: F@#k it. Live-action Winnie the Pooh it is.
Marc Forster has come aboard to direct Christopher Robin, Disney’s live-action fantasy project centering on the human character in Winnie the Pooh.
Brigham Taylor, who produced Disney’s recent mega-hit The Jungle Book, is producing Christopher Robin, which has a script by Alex Ross Perry.
The story centers on Robin, the adult version of the boy who in the A.A. Milne books shares his adventures with the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood. Robin has grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a young boy and is now a businessman who prioritizes work over his wife and daughter. With his home life on the brink, the last thing his life needs is the return of Pooh, who requires his help in finding his friends again. Robin has to find a way to help both sides or risk losing everything he holds dear.
The project is described as having strong elements of magical realism as it seeks to tell an emotional journey that is combined with a heartwarming adventure.
Again, where is The Princess and the Frog live-action announcement? We’re waiting, Disney.