Good/bad news: Mary Poppins is getting a remake/reboot/sequel. We don’t know how to feel about it. What we know so far regarding who is involved is that Chicago and Into The Woods director Rob Marshall will be helming it, and John DeLuca and Marc Platt are on board as producers.
The film will, thank goodness, be a live action musical and, according to EW, will take place 20 years after the original in Depression-era London. The story will be developed from the rest of author PL Travers’ Mary Poppins book series. However, EW also reports that the film is “decidedly not being developed as a sequel”.
Songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman – who have previously worked on Hairspray and TV series Smash – will be penning original songs for the film, and Life Of Pi‘s David Magee will be writing the screenplay.
There’s no word as to whether original Disney on-screen power couple Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke will be involved at all, but surely this is as good a time as any for a cameo. As for who will be playing Mary Poppins herself this time round, we have our hearts set on Hayley Atwell or Emily Blunt.