"Descendants" is set to begin production in the spring for a 2015 bow. Script was written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott ("The Starter Wife").
"We mined Disney's treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves," said Disney Channels Worldwide prexy-chief creative officer. "The result is a modern and unexpected re-interpretation of classic heritage characters utilizing contemporary, relatable settings and themes."
Ortega is working with the same casting directors, Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, who found the moppets for the "High School Musical" pics and Disney's summer smash "Teen Beach Movie."
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