Earlier this month director Mark Romanek dropped out of the live-action Cinderella film that he was developing for Disney. His vision of the story was just too dark for the studio. But it looks like they've found someone else to take over... Thor director Kenneth Branagh. I've got to say that this is a great choice! According to Vulture he's currently in negotiations with Disney. They are still looking to keep the film production on schedule, and hope to close the deal soon so that they can get the production ready for a fall shoot in London.
The report goes on to confirm that Cate Blanchett is still set to play the wicked stepmother. And the search for Cinderella continues. If everything stays on track, the studio is hoping to release the movie in 2014. What do you think of Branagh possibly directing this movie? He's currently finishishing up Jack Ryan for Paramount Pictures.