Ms. Poppins is taking flight once again! Disney is developing a new Mary Poppins music-infused film, set to be directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) and produced by John DeLuca and Marc Platt.
This film is hard to categorize, because it’s not a reboot, but it’s not quite a sequel either. Taking place 20 years after the original Mary Poppins and set in Depression-era London, the movie will continue Mary’s escapades with the Banks family. It will also be based on the remaining seven installments of P.L. Travers’ children’s books, whereas the Julie Andrews version drew solely on the first of such books.
Our latest run-in with Mary Poppins was with the film Saving Mr. Banks, which was about Walt Disney’s meetings with Travers’, where he tried (and succeeded) to convince her to turn her books into a movie.
Other notable names on the project are David Magee (Finding Neverland, Life of Pi), who will write the screenplay, and Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash), who will write the songs.
Hopefully this rendition will have the perfect ratio of spoonfuls of sugar!