Mark Romanek, king of the music video, is an interesting choice to helm the new Cinderella movie dvd boxset that Disney wants to make, but that's exactly what they want. In addition to filming videos and documentaries for musicians including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, REM, Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Romanek has also helmed feature films including One Hour Photo and Static.
He isn't locked in quite yet, but One Hour Photo was pretty fantastic and we'd be very innerested in seeing how he does with a public domain fairy tale!
Based on his past work, it's curious as to why Disney is so adamant about employing Romanek for the Cinderella film. This is not to discount the man's talent (clearly, he's very accomplished as a music video director), but he's never been attached to a mainstream, non-twisted movie. Then again, that could be indicative of the direction Disney dvd collection plans to take this new Cinderella film in. Fairy tale adaptations are becoming darker and more "loosely translated." So I would say, get ready for a particularly interesting Cinderella.
The story follows the meeting and courtship of Cinderella and the Prince Disney Movie dvd on sale, the latter of whom is already involved in an arranged marriage. The script comes from Aline Brosh McKenna, whose name is better than yours. (Brosh) McKenna also wrote the Laws of Attraction, The Devil Wears Prada.