‘Disenchanted’ was an ‘exciting challenge’, says director Adam Shankman

“Disenchanted”, the sequel to the 2007 hit “Enchanted”, was an “interesting challenge” for filmmaker Adam Shankman and he said he did not treat the project as a routine.

The musical rom-com brings back lead star Amy Adams and her love interest Giselle, the archetypical Disney princess who finds true love in the vibrant world of New York City.

The filmmaker, known for “A Walk to Remember”, “The Pacifier” and “Bedtime Stories”, said that directing a sequel could be “difficult”.

The first thing that stands out is that Giselle is a fish out of water and therefore from all the jokes. However, you cannot use all of them because it has been in the world for a long time. So I didn’t get that whole bunch of jokes.

“So reimagining how to do the same sound and feel without having the same jokes or the same style is difficult. And it’s really difficult because we know I can do it,” Shankman told PTI in an interview.

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“Disenchanted”, currently streaming on Disney + Hotstar, is set 10 years after the events of “Enchanted” and sees Giselle living happily with her husband Robert (Patrick Dempsey).

Unhappy with life in the city, the couple moved their growing family to the suburban community of Monroeville in search of a fairytale life.

However, he finds that his fictional life is not easy and he looks to his Andalasia home diary for guidance, which leads to chaos.

Shankman, who took over the director’s chair from Kevin Lima for the follow-up, said he had lengthy discussions with Adams about the film’s character.

“We talked a lot about what we do in each scene and where Giselle is and what’s important to her about the movie and what’s important to me about the movie.

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“Neither of us wanted to do it because it was work. It was considered important to both of us,” he added.

His entire experience in “Disenchanted” left Shankman in awe of Adams. He called the actor, known for his important roles in films such as “The Fighter”, “American Hustle”, “Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals”, one of the main actors of ours. generation”.

‘He knew exactly what it was. And for this film, he had to undergo many different transformations. But it’s just that and it’s turning personalities everywhere. It was like we were thrown in.” to give pleasure to the audience.

I love these kinds of movies because I love entertaining people. I don’t think of myself as someone who thinks he needs to hit a big box with letters. My films are about love, harmony and finding your way back to what is important. And this film has given another great opportunity to do that,” he added.

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“Disenchanted” also stars Maya Rudolph, Idina Menzel, and James Marsden.

Brigitte Hales wrote the screenplay from a story by J David Stem and David N Weiss, and Richard LaGravenese.

The film is produced by Barry Josephson, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Adams, with Jo Burn, Sunil Perkash and Shankman serving as executive producers.

It features original music with music by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is produced from a syndicated feed.)


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