Kevin Lima ("102 Dalmatians", "Tarzan") has been charmed into directing "Enchanted," a live-action/CGI feature for Walt Disney Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The fairy tale begins in the animated world, where a peasant girl falls for a prince only to be banished from the kingdom by an evil queen. The girl ends up in the real world of New York, where she falls in love. The animated prince travels to the New York to find her, and the evil queen follows.
Lima is working from a draft by Bill Kelly, who wrote the initial spec. His coming on board puts the long-gestating project back on track after 7-8 years of languishing and re-writes. Filming is aiming for a September start and will shoot in New York.