Hairspray’s Adam Shankman To Direct Enchanted Sequel ‘Disenchanted’

Hairspray’s Adam Shankman To Direct Enchanted Sequel ‘Disenchanted’

Does anyone else feel incredibly old upon hearing that Enchanted is more than a decade old? It’s about time somebody questioned the sickly-sweet, slightly disturbing narrative of ‘getting married is the end of your story, girl’. A script and director have been announced for the film’s sequel, Disenchanted, and is set to be helmed by Hairspray’s Adam Shankman.

The original film, which came out in 2007, starred Amy Adams as Princess Giselle, who is cruelly transported from the wondrously saccharine animated realm of Andalasia to a very unfriendly 21st century Manhattan in New York. Giselle falls in love with a widower divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey), and the film ends (spoiler alert, although if you haven’t seen it after ten years, what are you doing with your life?) with their ‘happily-ever-after’.

The sequel will reportedly be set ten years later, and see Giselle asking the question ‘What is happily ever after?’. There is also reportedly going to be a “lot more” songs than in the original, and the sequel will also featured animated scenes, as did its predecessor.

“The fundamental story has changed a little bit, but not from the base story of it,” Shankman said.

 Enchanted starred some big names, including James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, and Idina Menzel, but it’s unconfirmed as to whether any of these, including Adams and Dempsey, will be returning for the sequel.

Alison has a BA in Literary and Cultural Studies and Creative Writing, and has just completed her BA Honours in Creative Practice Screenwriting.