Brave Director to tackle Come Away

Brenda Chapman BraveBrave director Brenda Chapman is set to make her live-action debut with Come Away, described as a prequel to Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, according to a report by Deadline. The fantasy drama will be written by Marissa Kate Goodhill and produced by Michelle Manning, Leesa Kahn, and Andrea Keir.

Here is the synopsis of the film, according to Deadline:

“Before Alice went to Wonderland, and before Peter became Pan, they were brother and sister. When their eldest brother dies in a tragic accident, they each seek to save their parents from their downward spirals of despair until finally they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.”

Chapman’s impressive body of work in animation includes memorable projects like The Prince of Egypt, The Little Mermaid, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Lion King.

Come Away will be her first foray into live-action film. Speaking about the project, Chapman expressed her excitement:

“I had never really considered directing live-action – animation has always been my genre… But when I read Marissa’s fantastical script, I felt that little tingly feeling run up my spine. I thought, ‘Wow! I’ve changed my mind. I want to do this!’ Michelle, Leesa, and Andrea impressed me immediately with their unique approach to filmmaking, and I’m thrilled to be joining a team of dynamic and creative women.”

Producers Manning, Kahn, and Keir had this to say about working with Chapman:

“Brenda is a true visionary and her previous experience in perfectly creating imaginary worlds with such precise detail is exactly what is needed to bring to life Marissa’s enchanting script, which explores the universal theme of the importance of family.”

Watch this space for more updates on Come Away.