World War Z's Marc Forster tapped to helm Disney's Christopher Robin
Christoper Robin, the young boy who shared his adventures with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest of the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood, will be the focus of an upcoming Disney film, except this time, he'll be a joyless adult like the rest of us. Take that cherished childhood memories!
THR reports that Marc Forster (WORLD WAR Z) has been tapped to helm CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, a live-action flick which is described as having "strong elements of magical realism as it seeks to tell an emotional journey that is combined with a heartwarming adventure." Long after growing out of the joyful imagination he had as a young boy, Christopher Robin is now "a businessman who prioritizes work over his wife and daughter. With his home life on the brink, the last thing his life needs is the return of Pooh, who needs his help in finding his friends again. Robin has to find a way to help both sides or risk losing everything he holds dear." Oh bother.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN isn't the only film currently in the works which will focus on the writings of A.A. Milne; Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie are currently attached to star in Simon Curtis' GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, a drama which will give us a rare glimpse into the relationship between A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin after the family is swept up in the international success of the Winnie the Pooh books. With the eyes of the world upon them, what will the cost be to the family?