Disney is set to work with Beauty and the Beast (2017) director Bill Condon for a unique and musical take on A Christmas Carol.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the live-action film tentatively titled Marley will re-imagine the classic Christmas tale through the eyes of Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner Jacob Marley. Condon has already written the script, denoting the project’s advanced development stage, and will direct.
Three-time Oscar winner Stephen Schwartz has written and completed the music for Marley. The composer-songwriter has co-written songs for Disney’s Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and is known for his work on Broadway’s Wicked. Dan Jinks and Greg Yolen are producing.
Condon’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was a box office smash for Disney grossing over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office, becoming the studios highest-grossing remake until this year’s The Lion King.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter