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A Live-Action Rapunzel Movie is in The Works At Disney.
Disney is developing a live-action Rapunzel movie that may or may not be related to the studio’s animated adaptation of the fairy tale, Tangled.
The studio famously adapted the fairy tale into an animated feature a decade ago with Tangled, featuring the voices of Mandy Moore as the lost princess Rapunzel and Zachary Levi as the charismatic thief Eugene Fitzherbert (or, as he prefers to go by, Flynn Rider). The movie was a big success for Disney Animation, grossing $592 million worldwide and more than doubling the box office for its previous fairy tale film, 2009’s 2D-animated The Princess and the Frog.
However, Tangled is only one take on the iconic character with long hair. The story of Rapunzel was first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. Pretty much every kid is familiar with her fairy tale, which has been retold for hundreds of years in an endless variety of formats; she has also found her way into modern media like Into the Woods and the Shrekfranchise. It would be very easy for Disney to tell a new version of the story with this upcoming endeavor.
The project does not have a director attached yet, however. Filmmakers who want to direct a live-action version of a classic Disney animated movie should jump on this opportunity though. Before we know it, there won’t be many left to adapt.