NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. has enlisted writing duo Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman to pen the straight-to-video sequel to “The Parent Trap,” the remake of the 1961 Mouse House pic released in 1998.
Charles Hirschorn, former head of Walt Disney TV and animation, will produce via his Fountain Prods. banner. Disney execs Karen Glass and Doug Short are overseeing the script’s development for the studio. Fountain exec Tracey Wise will shepherd for the shingle.
Sequel to “Parent Trap” focuses on the matchmaking twin girls, whose new endeavors lead to more perils in high school. Helmed by Nancy Meyers, the 1998 pic starred Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson and child actress Lindsay Lohan, who played both twins; pic grossed $66.3 million at the domestic B.O.
The scribe duo, repped by management firm Lasher, McManus, Robinson and Kipperman and Metropolitan Talent Agency, met on the set of “Operation Dumbo Drop,” working production gigs. Last summer, they jointly penned and sold “American Girl,” a romantic comedy spec scooped up by Alcon Prods. Andy Cadiff is attached to helm.
The writers also developed “New Year’s Steve” for writer-producer Michael Schiffer and his Ballpark Prods. shingle.