Hopefully Disney paid more than a cow to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan for a revisionist Jack and the Beanstalk outline. Deadline Hollywood reported April 23 that Disney acquired the story, but that Gilligan's role with its production remains undefined.
"Gilligan has tapped Thomas Schnauz–who has won two Emmys writing for both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul–to write the script. Gilligan will eye it as a possible directing vehicle, but it's very early days on the project. Gilligan and Mark Johnson will produce."
Yes, it's pretty odd that the man best known for bringing crystal meth production to your tv set not only took a stab at the traditional children's tale, but additionally that Disney would get in bed with him. Maybe Gilligan can bring some new take on what Bryan Singer so recently attempted in 2013's Jack The Giant Slayer. Maybe not.
This heartbreaking departure from using Maddie Ziegler replaces her mesmerizing moves with Heidi Klum and Pedro Pascal, who played Oberyn Martell in this Game of Thrones show people keep talking about.
According to Women's Wear Daily the twin sisters, who began their career on the original sitcom as infants, were not brought into the discussions that led to Fuller House.
"We just found out about it today," said Mary-Kate, during an interview late Tuesday. "I guess we're going to talk to the creators and see what's happening."
The sisters said they had no knowledge of the series prior to Stamos spilling the news to Kimmel. "I ran into Bob [Saget] the other day and we didn't even talk about it," said Ashley. "I'm shocked I haven't heard from John [Stamos]," said Mary-Kate. They didn't rule out participation, but they might check in with their former TV dad first. "I'm going to call [Saget] and get his perspective," said Ashley.
It seems super odd that the catch phrase dispenser that was Michelle Tanner was not included in the effort to bring lame television back to nostalgic viewers.
Hollywood seems to have entirely dried up the well on fresh ideas, so much so that the 1999 scifi classic Galaxy Quest is being adapted into a TV series. There are no details about the cast or plot yet, but the film version's writer, director, and producer are all on board for the series, so there's hope! But if they can't get Alan Rickman to reprise his role? Why bother?