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What’s That, Little Bluebird? ‘Enchanted’ is Getting a Sequel?

2 July 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Seven years after Disney brought Amy Adams into our lives as the real life princess that we’d always dreamed could exist, they’re attempting to make magic happen again with a sequel to their 2007 hit Enchanted, according to Deadline. In that first movie, doe-eyed, full of wonder and dressed like an adorable cupcake Giselle (Adams) peeled herself away from the animated kingdom of Andalasia when a wicked queen (Susan Sarandon) banished her to plain old regular Earth for fear that she would marry her princely stepson (James Marsden) and unseat her from her throne. With Enchanted 2 now a reality, maybe that means Giselle and her true love from New York City (Patrick Dempsey) didn’t wind up happily ever after as it so tidily seemed at the end of the first film. Or Prince Edward and his equally earthly girlfriend (Idina Menzel) weren’t exactly a match either. Having »

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A sequel to 'Enchanted' is in the works

2 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Seven years after Amy Adams brought fairy tales into modern New York City, Enchanted is—finally!—continuing after ever, ever after, according to Deadline.

J. David Stem and David N. Weiss (Shrek 2, The Smurfs) will write a sequel to Enchanted, with Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) set to direct the follow-up to Disney’s worldwide hit, according to Deadline’s report. There currently isn’t any word on whether any or all of the original stars—Amy Adams, James Marsden, Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, and Susan Sarandon, among others—will return, or what exactly the plot details will be. »

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'Enchanted' Sequel Still Kicking, Now with 'Shrek 2' Writers on Board

2 July 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It's been four years since we heard about Disney developing a sequel to their fairytale comedy Enchanted starring Oscar nominee Amy Adams. And it's been even longer since the 2007 film hit theaters, but that's not stopping Disney from keeping their hopes for Enchanted 2 high as Deadline reports a pair of writers have been hired to script the film. David N. WeissJ. David Stem are set to script the film, and with films like Are We There Yet?, Daddy Day Camp and The Smurfs in their past, that doesn't inspire much confidence. But there's a glimmer of hope as the duo also scripted Shrek 2, which is a solid sequel. Read on! It's not clear who will all be returning from the first film, but one would hope that Amy Adams is a high priority, and there probably shouldn't be a sequel without her unless it focuses on another princess. »

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In Other Sequel News, 'Enchanted 2' Is in the Works

2 July 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Way back in 2007, "Enchanted" filled our hearts with crazy love for Amy Adams and made some serious bank, so it's high time for Disney to try and make a sequel!

J. David Stem and David N. Weiss ("Daddy Day Camp," "Are We There Yet," "Shrek 2") will be writing the script, and Anne Fletcher ("The Guilt Trip," "27 Dresses," "Step Up") will direct. How could this go wrong?!

There's no word on whether or not Adams, who has wowed audiences with dramatic performances in "American Hustle," "Her," "The Master," among others, will reprise her role as Giselle, and, well, why would she? Her career is so crazy good that it would be silly to take a break from her dramatic work to sing for her supper in a sequel.

Meanwhile, her co-stars seem pretty busy too. Idina Menzel is busy still rocking Broadway and racking up awards, Susan Sarandon is holding it down in Hollywood, »

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'G.I. Joe 3' and 'Enchanted 2' Land New Screenwriters

2 July 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

A pair of sequels have found new writers, the first of which is G.I. Joe 3, which will be written by Jonathan Lemkin (Shooter) with the expectation the film will center around Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock character. G.I. Joe: Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is not expected to return as Paramount is planning a 2016 release. Then we come to Disney, who seems to have just remembered their now seven-year-old live-action/animated hybrid Enchanted was a hit and have brought in The Smurfs and Shrek 2 screenwriters, J. David Stem and David N. Weiss, to write Enchanted 2 with Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) attached to direct. No word on which members of the original cast, which included Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and James Marsden, will return. Variety / Deadline »

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Writers Hired for Enchanted 2 and G.I. Joe 3

2 July 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you've been looking forward to sequels for G.I. Joe and Disney's Enchanted, then there's some good news coming your way.  Progress on the sequels are moving forward as the studios have now hired writers for each project.  Come inside for all the details and see who'll be penning the scripts!

I know, these properties have almost nothing in common, but considering they're both sequels, both of which just hired writers, I felt it better to lump them together into one article than a pair of smaller ones.  So let's get to it. 

First of all, Deadline dropped the news that many Disney fans are sure to be excited about, as one of their most underrated films (according to many) is finally getting a sequel.  J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been hired to write the script for Enchanted 2 which is expected to bring back some of the »

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Enchanted Sequel is Moving Forward with The Smurfs Writers

2 July 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

It's been seven years since Disney released its "Enchanted" film, which stars Amy Adams and grossed $340 million on a budget of $85 million. Even though a sequel was rumored almost immediately, it's only now that the studio hired writers to write the screenplay. Those writers are J. David Stem and David N. Weiss, the duo behind "The Smurfs" and "Shrek 2." Kevin Lima is not returning to direct. He'll be replaced by Anne Fletcher (The Guilt Trip, 27 Dresses). In the original film, a fairytale princess is sent to our world by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? »

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'Enchanted 2' Still Happening, Disney Hires Writing Duo

2 July 2014 4:06 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It's been seven years since Amy Adams first portrayed princess Giselle in Enchanted. Now Disney is finally going to work on that sequel we've all been waiting for. The studio has hired writing duo David Stem and David N. Weiss (Smurfs 2, Shrek 2, Daddy Day Camp) to pen the script to the overdue followup.

Anne Fletcher (The Guilt Trip, The Proposal) is set to direct the sequel. However, there's no word on whether Adams will reprise her role as Princess Giselle. As a matter of fact, we don't know if any of the original cast members – which include Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, and Susan Sarandon – will return.

In 2007, Enchanted's worldwide gross was more than $340 million. The movie earned numerous Oscar nominations and Golden Globe nominations.

Enchanted 2 is being produced by Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld. Jessie Nelson wrote an early draft of the script. »

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Disney planning Enchanted 2

2 July 2014 2:14 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Disney is set to move forward with a sequel to 2007 smash, Enchanted, with a pair of screenwriters having been hired to begin work on a script. According to Deadline, J. David Stern and David N. Weiss are set to begin work on the project, having cut their teeth in the family arena on the likes of Shrek 2 and The Smurfs. The original film was a critical and commercial smash for Disney, earning plaudits for its willingness to send up the studio's fairytale tropes, while also scoring $340 million at the global box office. Hopefully any sequel...

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Screenwriters hired for Enchanted 2

2 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

It's been seven years since Disney wonderfully transplanted their classic animated tales to the realm of live-action with Enchanted, and while a sequel has been rumoured for a while now, it looks like we are finally getting some traction on the project with The Smurfs and Shrek 2 writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss hired to pen the script. Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) is at the helm for the sequel, though there is no word on whether Amy Adams will return as the first live action Disney princess, or if any of the cast, including Patrick Dempsey, James Madsen, Timothy Spall, and Susan Sarandon, will be coming back. But, considering the reception she has gotten because of Frozen, I suspect Idina Menzel will see her small role elevated for the follow up. via Deadline »

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Disney hires Shrek 2 writers for the Enchanted sequel

2 July 2014 1:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney’s live-action fairytale satire Enchanted came out seven years ago, to widespread acclaim and a whopping $340 million at the global box office. Talk of a follow-up has been going on for years, but the studio only started showing serious intentions on making it happen earlier this year, when they hired The Guilt Trip director Anne Fletcher to take the helm.

According to Deadline, Shrek 2 and The Smurfs writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been brought on board to pen the new screenplay, and though the stars of the first film haven’t been announced yet, they are likely to reprise their roles.

Directed by Kevin LimaEnchanted starred Amy Adams as Giselle, a Disney princess who gets banished from her animated fantasy world by an evil queen and must fend for herself in live-action modern day Manhattan. Adams was joined by James Marsden (X-Men), Susan Sarandon »

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Enchanted 2 Finally Moving Forward With A New Set Of Writers

1 July 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Released back in 2007, director Kevin Lima's Disney-fairytale-come-to-life Enchanted was an absolutely massive smash hit. Made for $85 million, it dominated at the U.S. box office with an eventual total of $127 million, and its global gross after being released internationally was brought to a stellar $340 million. It was only a matter of time before Disney began working on a sequel, and while there was a false start back in 2010, this time looks like it could be the real deal. According to Deadline, Enchanted 2 is finally moving forward and has brought aboard two new writers to get it closer to the finish line. Sources have told the site that J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been tasked by Disney to craft a new story following up with the characters from the original. The two writers began their big screen careers writing the script for The Rugrats Movie back in »

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Enchanted 2 Moves Forward With New Writers

1 July 2014 7:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I have no qualms about admitting that I absolutely loved Enchanted. Filled with incredibly catchy musical numbers (“That’s How You Know” and “Happy Working Song” spring most to mind), hilarious characters, a remarkably self-aware script and a winningly upbeat spirit, it was one of the most plainly fun movies of 2007.

Of course, when the film came out, there was talk of a sequel, but nothing ever really came together. As a big fan of Enchanted, I thought maybe that was a good thing. After all, the story wasn’t exactly conducive to a follow-up, and I didn’t want there to be any chance that an inferior sequel could in any way diminish the spell cast by the original. In a post-Frozen world, however, it appears that there’s new interest in Enchanted 2.

Today brings news that J. David Stern and David N. Weiss have been hired by »

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"Enchanted 2," "GI Joe 3" Score New Scribes

1 July 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Shrek 2" and "The Smurfs" scribes J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been brought on to pen a sequel to Disney's 2007 musical fantasy tale "Enchanted". Anne Fletcher ("The Proposal," "The Guilt Trip") will helm this entry which had a previous draft written by Jessie Nelson.

Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Idina Menzel and Susan Sarandon starred in the first film about an animated Disney princess who crosses over into the real world. It went on to make $340 million at the worldwide box office.

In other sequel script news, Jonathan Lemkin ("Shooter," "Devil's Advocate") has been hired to pen the third "G.I. Joe" film for Paramount Pictures. The new installment is expected to revolve around Dwayne Johnson’s character Roadblock.

The film is aiming to get into production in the second quarter of 2015 ahead of a Summer 2016 release. Jon Chu was originally slated to return as director, that's no longer the case. »

- Garth Franklin

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Casting Net: Ashley Benson boards 'Pixels'; Plus, Liam Hemsworth, more

1 July 2014 4:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson has joined the cast of Pixels, a Sony comedy starring Adam Sandler, Josh Gad, and Peter Dinklage as a group of ’80s video game champions who President Kevin James calls on to save the day when aliens attack using strategies from those games. Benson will play a character named Lady Lisa, described as “a beautiful warrior from the fictional ’80s video game Dojo Quest.” [The Wrap]

• Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson may team up for the Western action thriller By Way of Helena. The story follows a Texas ranger (Hemsworth) in the 1880s »

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The Return of Giselle? 'Enchanted 2' is finally to coming to life at Disney

1 July 2014 4:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

That "Enchanted" sequel you've been waiting for is finally taking shape. Disney has hired screenwriters David Stem and David N. Weiss ("Smurfs 2," "Shrek 2," "Daddy Day Camp") to pen the script for the belated followup, which is set to be directed by Anne Fletcher ("The Guilt Trip," "The Proposal"). The news was broken by Deadline. Amy Adams starred in the Kevin Lima-directed first film as a fairytale princess come to life in modern-day New York City. With songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the film rocketed to a worldwide grosses of more than $340 million and earned three nominations for Best Original Song at the 2008 Oscars (Adams also received a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress). Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel and Susan Sarandon were also in the cast. There's no word yet on whether Adams or any of the original cast members will »

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Enchanted 2 Moving Forward at Disney with Shrek 2 and Smurfs Writers

1 July 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Seven years after the first film implanted "Happy Working Song" into everyone's heads, Disney is finally getting serious about Enchanted 2.  The original pic, directed by Kevin Lima, imagined what would happen if one of Disney’s gleeful and song-filled princesses made her way into present day New York City, with Amy Adams filling the lead role of Giselle.  The result was a funny, catchy, and surprisingly self-aware film that went on to gross $340 million at the worldwide box office.  Talk of a sequel surfaced soon after, but the follow-up failed to materialize. Now, with Frozen having grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and lighting up the home video charts, Disney suddenly has renewed interest in an Enchanted sequel as it has set new screenwriters on the project.  Hit the jump for more. Per Deadline, Disney has hired J. David Stern and David N. Weiss to pen the screenplay for Enchanted 2. »

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'Enchanted 2' Moves Forward with 'The Smurfs 2' Writers

1 July 2014 4:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Four years after it was first announced in February 2010, Walt Disney Pictures is moving forward with Enchanted 2, bringing on The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2 writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss to pen the script.

Our first report revealed that Jessie Nelson (Because I Said So) was writing the sequel, but it isn't known if J. David Stem and David N. Weiss are starting over from scratch, or working from the first draft. No story details have been released.

Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, The Guilt Trip) is directing, with Barry Josephson and Barry Sonnenfeld returning to produce.

It isn't clear yet if original Enchanted stars Amy Adams and James Marsden will reprise their roles as Giselle and Prince Edward. The original story centered on Giselle, a fairy tale princess who is sent to the real world by an evil queen, where she meets and falls for a »

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Disney Casts ‘Enchanted 2′ Spell With ‘Smurfs’ Scribes

1 July 2014 3:57 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Seven years after Disney‘s live-action princess adventure Enchanted scored Golden Globe and Oscar noms and a $340M worldwide box office, the Mouse House is moving again on a sequel. Shrek 2 and The Smurfs writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been hired to write Enchanted 2, marking the scripting duo’s latest live-action family outing after penning Are We There Yet? and Daddy Day Camp for Sony. Amy Adams starred and sang in the first pic in an eerily accurate portrayal of Giselle, the animated Disney princess who crosses over into the real world, opposite Patrick Dempsey, […] »

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Enchanted Sequel Conjures Up New Writers

1 July 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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 »

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