‘Mary Poppins’ Reboot in the Works

‘Mary Poppins’ Reboot in the Works

Let’s hope this remake makes Julie Andrews proud: Disney is now developing a new live-action musical adaptation of Mary Poppins, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The rebooted film will be based on P.L. Travers’ book series about the famous nanny. While the original 1964 film found inspiration in the first installment of the series, the new version will draw from the continuing adventures of Poppins’ and the Banks family found in the following seven novels.

The new Mary Poppins will be set 20 years after the original film in Depression-era London. Rob Marshall of Into the Woods will direct the project, with John Deluca and Marc Platt signed on to produce. Composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman of Hairspray will also be involved, and David Magee will write the screenplay.

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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