Disney is getting its “Into the Woods” team to reunite for a sequel to the classic family musical feature “Mary Poppins”.
Rob Marshall will direct and both John DeLuca and Marc Platt will produce the new film which will be set in London twenty years after the first film.
The new film will take storylines from the P.L. Travers’ children books and focus on the magical nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family.
Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke starred in the original which followed a nanny who came to work for a banker’s unhappy family in pre-World War I England.
With the studio having had major success crafting live-action films out of their classic animated features, it is said to be planning to give a similar treatment to its classic live-action films as well.