Disney said today at the D23 fan expo in Anaheim that its toon studio’s next project will be Gigantic, a Spain-set take on the Jack And The Beanstalk story. Nathan Greno, who co-directed 2010’s Tangled, will helm the Disney Animation film with Dorothy McKim (Meet The Robinsons) producing. The film will hit theaters in 2018.
“We want to make the definitive version of Jack And The Beanstalk,” Greno said onstage at D23. The director said adventure-seeking Jack goes up said really tall plant and meets and teams with an 11-year-old girl giant named Inma. Jack agrees to help the 60-footer find her way home. But he doesn’t account for her super-sized personality — and who knew giants were so down to earth?
And it’s not just one Big Person at the top of the beanstalk but an entire world of giants from lots of different cultures, he said. The bad guys are the Storm Giants.
Original music will be written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar-winning duo behind the tunes in the 2013 blockbuster Frozen. (You know those songs, parents.) No cast for the project was announced.