Marc Forster has been brought on to direct another of Disney's live-action adaptations, this time of Winnie the Pooh, focusing on the character of Christopher Robin.
Forster, who has previously directed World War Z, Machine Gun Preacher, Quantum of Solace, The Kite Runner, Stranger Than Fiction, Stay, Finding Neverland, and Monster's Ball, is a workman director with some hits and some misses (just look back at that list), so his hiring doesn't tell us a whole lot about the nature of the production.
The film's screenplay was written by one Alex Ross Perry, the writer and director behind indie dramas and romances like Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth, and The Color Wheel. Some early reports suggest that the film follows a grown-up Christopher Robin, and that it will (naturally, there being talking animals involved) have strong elements of magical realism.
No reports yet on a possible release date, or even when it will start filming, so watch this space.