Before Iron Man director Jon Favreau passed on directing Iron Man 3 to take the helm of Disney's Magic Kingdom, a family adventure movie in which the attractions at Disneyland come to life after the park closes, Star Trek writer and Battlestar Galactica producer Ronald D. Moore wrote the initial draft of the movie that got the ball rolling. However, accompanying the announcement that Favreau would direct the movie came the news that Disney might be looking for someone to "reshape" Moore's script.
Nothing more was heard about Disney's hunt for a new screenwriter for several months until word got out back in March that Favreau and Pullitzer Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys) had been meeting to discuss the movie. More than two more months went by with no confirmation of Chabon's involvement, which led many to believe that discussions must have stalled out. But, unless Favreau is just being cheeky, it seems that Chabon is or will be writing Magic Kingdom after all. On Saturday, Favreu tweeted, "Taking a spin with Michael Chabon," accompanied by a link to a photo of the two of them sitting on a silly little car outside of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at Disneyland. That seems like a pretty big clue to Chabon's involvement in our book. Of course, maybe they just share a fondness for silly little cars... Posted 06.02.11 by BrentJS