Mitchell to make ‘Time’ with MGM

'Shrek' director to tackle live-action fantasy

MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing.

Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to see their spouses go missing. The sisters-in-law set out to save their husbands and the fairy tale kingdom.

An MGM rep said the studio does not have to license Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty from the Walt Disney Co. because the characters are in the public domain.

Mitchell’s other credits include “Sky High” and “Surviving Christmas.” He’s repped by CAA.

More Film

  • Todd Brown, XYZ Films

    African Finance Under Spotlight at Durban FilmMart  

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

  • Ryan Reynolds'Deadpool' panel, Comic-Con International, San

    Ryan Reynolds Wants to Explore Deadpool's Bisexuality in Future Films

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9243328q)From

    Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic, Dies at 57

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

  • Johnny Depp Amber Heard

    Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

  • Patty Jenkins, Chris Pine and Gal

    'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

  • Aquaman

    First 'Aquaman' Trailer Makes a Splash at Comic-Con

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

  • 'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At SDCC

    'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At Comic-Con (Watch)

    MGM has tapped Mike Mitchell (“Shrek Forever After”) to direct its live-action fantasy “Once Upon a Time,” with Darryl Taja producing. Script by Charlie Vignola, Kevin Marcus and Bradley Marcus has Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty married to their handsome princes, the Charming brothers, and planning to live happily ever after — only to […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content