Disney to produce sequel to Mary Poppins
Disney are to produce a sequel to Mary Poppins, it was revealed last night (September 14th).
Rob Marshall, who has directed both Chicago and Into The Woods, has been tasked with directing the movie, which is not technically a reboot, seeing as it takes place 20 years after the original movie.
According to Variety, the new movie will be a live-action musical film and will draw from the works of Mary Poppins author PL Travers to create a new adventure for the magical nanny and the Banks family.
The original movie starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the story of a nanny who comes to work for a banker’s unhappy family in pre-World War I England and succeeds in bringing them back together with her own unique style of nannying.
The movie was a massive success grossing $100 million at the box office and earning five Oscars, including one for Andrews as best actress.