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Last month, Disney announced that Mark Romanek and Aline Brosh McKenna were heading up a revamped take on the classic Cinderella story. Now, Universal is playing catch-up by revealing a writer and director for their own version of the tale. (Another Snow White saga!!)
Variety reports that Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) will be tackling the script, with newbie director Bruno Aveillan helming the project. Peacock will be rewriting an older draft that was originally penned by Michael Dougherty (Trick 'r Treat). Details on the project are slim, but it's probably safe to assume that glass slippers and pumpkin carriages will be making an appearance.
In addition to Cinderella, the studios have been jumping on all sorts of other public domain fairytales with upcoming projects like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Jack the Giant Killer, and five separate Peter Pan projects.