News on two fairy tale movies that are in development has come in today. We’ll start with Rumpelstiltskin, which is in the works at Sony Pictures and has Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage attached to star and produce.
According to Variety, Patrick Ness is writing the Rumpelstiltskin script, with Karen Rosenfelt, Circle of Confusion’s Matt Smith and David Alpert, David Ginsberg, and Josh Weinstock also producing.
You can read the Rumpelstiltskin story by clicking here. The tale was collected by the Brothers Grimm in the 1812 edition of Children’s and Household Tales. The story is said to have originated around 4,000 years ago.
The character was most recently played by Robert Carlyle on ABC’s hit series, Once Upon a Time.
Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Disney has acquired a pitch titled Sadé, which is described as a live-action fairy tale movie about an African Princess, based on an original idea by Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer. Dope director Rick Famuyiwa is attached to produce, while Scott Falconer will serve as executive producer. Shokunbi and Palmer will writer the script for the film, which has no director yet.
The site says that the film “centers on a young African girl named Sadé who, when her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious evil force, accepts her newly discovered magical warrior powers to protect herself and her people. With the help of the kingdom’s prince, Sadé embarks on an adventure that will allow her to embrace what makes her special and save the kingdom.”