Prince Charming is about to get a movie of his very own. Variety is reporting today that Stephen Chbosky has signed on to write and possibly direct Disney's Charming, a live-action re-imagining of the classic Prince Charming tale.
The film will tell the story through the eyes of Prince Charming's brother, someone who is perhaps not as charming as his name would suggest. The original script was written by Matt Fogel.
Chbosky is no stranger to working with Disney -- he lent his pen to their recent hit adaption of Beauty and the Beast. Other works of his include writing and directing this weekend's Wonder, starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay; the 2012 coming-of-age standout The Perks of Being a Wallflower (also featuring Beauty star Emma Watson) based on his bestselling novel; and the screenplay for the 2005 cinematic adaptation of the musical Rent.
The Prince Charming film will reunite Chbosky with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, who produced Wonder under the banner of Mandeville Films/TV.
It seems like Disney is in no way finished with remaking its golden properties, whether they are straight-up transitions from animation to live action (Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, or the upcoming Aladdin and The Lion King), or subversions on the original stories, such as Maleficent and its upcoming sequel.
Prince Charming himself has also gotten some screentime somewhat recently, with the character being a part of Disney-ABC's Once Upon a Time (shown above) as well as Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman cinematic universe.
Do you think a live-action examination of Prince Charming is a good idea, or are you finished with all of these remakes? Let us know in the comments!