New 'Mary Poppins' movie in the works from Disney

The 'Mary Poppins' Reboot Crew Is Practically Perfect
The 'Mary Poppins' Reboot Crew Is Practically Perfect

Disney will once again say the word "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

More than fifty years after Mary Poppins flew in on an umbrella into the hearts of moviegoers, Disney is developing a new live action Poppins movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The new story will be set around 20 years after the tale of the classic 1964 movie that starred Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke. It will also take its cues from the book series that P.L. Travers wrote. (The original, published in 1934 is based largely on the first book. The last book in the series was released in 1988.)

Rob Marshall, who directed Into the Woods and Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides for the studio, will helm the new feature, which will also be a musical.

Songwriting team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who worked on Hairspray and Smash will compose new original songs as well a new score.

David Magee (Life of Pi) is board to write the screenplay.

More to come.

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