“Horrible Bosses” scribe Michael Markowitz has been set to pen the latest draft of the script for “King of the Elves” at Walt Disney Animation Studios says Variety.
An adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story, it follows a band of elves and one dwarf living in the Mississippi Delta who tap a human as their king after he saves them from an evil troll.
“Bolt” co-director Chris Williams is shepherding the project. The project was originally targeted for a release next year until Pixar took over Disney and sent the project back into development to flesh out the story.
‘Elves’ is now aiming for a late 2013 release following on from “Monsters University” opening that summer. John Lasseter and Chuck Williams are producing.