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    the latest:

    Author Michael Chabon Eyed for Possible Trip to Disney's 'Magic Kingdom'

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer has talked to director Jon Favreau about a potential team-up.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and scriptwriter Michael Chabon may get the keys to Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

    Kingdom is the studio’s family adventure project set in its flagship theme park (and maybe even connect to other parks worldwide) that is being directed by Jon Favreau.

    Ron Moore, who revived the recent Battlestar Galactica TV series, wrote the initial draft but a new direction, as well as a new writer, were sought when Favreau came on board. Chabon has a good chance at being that writer.

    Chabon and Favreau have talked about the project and a potential team-up on Kingdom. No offer has been made and obviously meetings with Disney execs would need to take place.

    Chabon already has an in with Disney. The author worked on the studio’s high priority Snow White project titled Snow and the Seven as well as its upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs book series John Carter of Mars. He is also penning on the book for Broadway-bound Dumbo musical.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/michael-chabon-may-board-disneys-169248

    11/20/10
    http://micechat.com/forums/news/146296-jon-favreaus-magic-kingdom-film.html
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Jon Favreau's ' Magic Kingdom' film

    Please be good, please be good
    Happy Halloween!!!

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      Re: Jon Favreau's ' Magic Kingdom' film

      ^Please don't mess up, please don't mess up (is what you mean?)
      sigpicNow the Tower of Sauron has fallen
      Also, this picture and my Avatar was taken with a Nintendo DSi System and Nyko Magnification Lens & Case for DSi.

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        Re: Jon Favreau's ' Magic Kingdom' film

        ^I just hope its food.....Disneyland is pretty much something I do respect and don;t want this movie to make it look really crappy
        Happy Halloween!!!

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          Re: Jon Favreau's ' Magic Kingdom' film

          Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
          Broadway-bound Dumbo musical.


          Oh, Lord.....

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            Re: Jon Favreau's ' Magic Kingdom' film

            Michael Chabon Closes Deal to Write
            'Magic Kingdom' for Disney

            Jon Favreau will direct the project,

            set in Disney's flagship theme park.

            Michael Chabon has been tapped to write Magic Kingdom, Disney’s family adventure project that is being directed by Jon Favreau.

            Heat Vision first reported the author's possible involvement in March, when the Pulitzer Prize-winning author initially talked with Favreau about it but before any meetings with Disney had taken place.

            Since then, deal-making quietly got under way and an agreement closed this week.

            Chabon will now begin tackling a story whose details are being kept under wraps but is set in Disney’s flagship theme park and may even be connected to other parks worldwide.

            Ron Moore, who revived the recent Battlestar Galactica TV series, wrote the initial draft but Kingdom re-routed into a different direction when Favreau came on board.

            Strike Entertainment is producing Magic Kingdom.

            Chabon is a big Disney aficionado and spent time at the Anaheim park with Favreau.
            Michael Chabon Closes Deal to Write 'Magic Kingdom' for Disney (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter
            "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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              Re: Jon Favreau's ' Magic Kingdom' film

              Why not call it Disneyland? And is the movie actually being filmed in the park? or are they going to recreate the park somehow? As long as they use the right castle I will be happy (no more filming in DLR and using the WDW castle)
              Trips coming up:

              May 22-26th
              July 13th-18th
              November 19th-25th

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