Vince Gilligan mostly known as the creator of Breaking Bad is in talks with Disney to move the live action adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk forward.
Disney is acquiring rights for the movie which supposedly is a ‘revisionist take’ on the fairytale.
The movie will however, we believe, revolve around the similar story about beans, a young boy and The Giant himself. The studio has been bringing a lot of its fairytales into the live-action genre, targeting a larger audience along with the kids who undoubtedly love Disney movies.
The last major film done by Gilligan was Hancock, a Will Smith movie which featured in 2008. Almost around the same time Breaking Bad was premiered. The show ended in 2013 and gave break to Better Call Saul, a spinoff series which goes into the back story of Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman.
Gilligan has written the treatment for Beanstalk, Thomas Schnauz will be writing the script and will also serve as the executive producer along with Gilligan producing the feature.
Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad are entirely of a different genre than a Disney fairytale, so would adding people from an action-thriller to the world of Disney be a good idea?
Well if we think of it, it might just be. As Walter White and Jack are not so different after all, they will do anything and everything they can in order to be there for their families.
The premiere date remain unknown for now, we will keep you updated.