There's a good chance that Disney could end up developing a new 2D animated movie based on Terry Pratchett's fourth book in the Discworld series, Mort.
According to sources, Ron Clements and John Musker are developing the project. This is the same team that brought us films such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog. Apparently, they are preparing storyboards for a hand-drawn adaptation of Pratchett's 1987 fantasy story to help sell the project to the studio executives.
If they do this film, it will be unlike any other animated Disney film that has been done before, which is great! The film tells the story of a young man who gets a job interning for Death.
This is only a rumor for now, but it would be awesome to see this project actually happen. This is a really fun story that should translate well to film if done right. Clements and Musker have a solid track record, so I'm sure it will be in good hands if it goes through.
Here's a description of the story from the book:
In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead isn't compulsory.As Death's apprentice, he'll have free board and lodging, use of the company horse, and he won't need time off for family funerals. The position is everything Mort thought he'd ever wanted, until he discovers that this perfect job can be a killer on his love life.
What do you all think about Disney possibly developing this film project?