It’s only a mere day after April Fool’s, but today brings a news story that could’ve easily passed as one of yesterday’s finest joke headlines. However, it is indeed real. As Ain’t Them Bodies Saints director David Lowery completes production on his Pete’s Dragon reboot for Disney, it looks like things went quite well, as the studio has announced another unlikely pairing for one of their updates.
According to Deadline, writer-director Alex Ross Perry has been set by Disney to script a new live-action adaptation of Winnie the Pooh. The filmmaker behind the divisive dramas The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, and, most recently, Queen of Earth is probably the among the least-expected choices to handle such a property, yet he makes us infinitely more curious about the endeavor.
In the words of @davidlowery: “I imagine a lot people are about to be very confused.”
— Alex Ross Perry (@alexrossperry) April 2, 2015
What do you think of Perry taking on a Disney adaptation?