Walt Disney Animation Studios is developing an adaptation of the classic fairy tale “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Disney chief creative officer John Lasseter announced on Friday at the studio’s D23 Expo.
“Gigantic” will be directed by “Tangled’s” Nathan Greno, while Dorothy McKim (“Get a Horse!”) will produce. “Frozen” songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez will write the music for the film. The husband-wife duo belted out one of the songs today onstage.
“We hope this will be the definitive version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ … with comedy and deep emotion,” Greno said at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, the film follow Jack as he discovers a world of giants hidden within clouds. Jack befriends the female giant Inma, who’s “11 years old, 60 feet tall, fiery, feisty and a lot to control” and treats him like a living doll, Greno said. Meanwhile, the baddies, Storm Giants, stand at 120 feet.
“Gigantic” hits theaters in 2018.