Disney Channel to produce movie featuring children of Disney villains
Dec 16, 2013
The Disney Channel is working on a new movie that will tell the story of the children of Disney villains. Descendants, a "contemporary live-action adventure-comedy," is currently in casting and should air in 2015. The concept for the movie is:
"Beast and Belle rule over an idyllic kingdom with their kind teenage son, who looks to be taking the throne, but his first proclamation involves a shot at redemption for the misbehaving kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen from Snow White, and Jafar (named Carlos, Mal, Evvie, and Jay, respectively).
The teens attend the kingdom's hottest prep school alongside other famous offspring, including the children of the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Mulan. The villainous teens face a dilemma of nature vs. nurture, and whether they'll follow in their parents' footsteps or embrace their own inner hero."
The movie's Emmy award-winning director, Kenny Ortega, was the director and choreographer for High School Musical.