#AceMediaNews – Sept.14: The new version of the 1964 film about a magical nanny will take place 20 years after the original and will be made by Into the Woods director Rob Marshall
Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious – or so naysayers may suggest – Disney is developing a new version of Mary Poppins, the much-loved 1964 film musical famous both for songs like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Dick Van Dyke’s Cockney accent, renowned as one of the least convincing ever to make it on screen.
Variety reports that Rob Marshall, who directed the recent film version of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods, is set to make a new Mary Poppins film set 20 years after the original. The new film will take some storylines from PL Travers’s books about the adventures of a nanny with magical powers and the children in her care.
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