The live action remake machine at Disney is unstoppable with Dumbo, Mulan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Christopher Robin all on the way. The latter has just named Marc Foster (Quantum of Solace, World War Z, The Kite Runner) as director. It’s an odd choice given his big budget filmic career has been met with pretty average outputs (Quantum of Solace, The Kite Runner, Machine Gun Preacher) and one famously publicized production issue plagued outing (World War Z).
Then again, this is Disney so there’ll be so many handlers on the project that he’ll just sit back and be told how to direct it. And you never know, with the right material Foster can do great things (Stranger Than Fiction?)…
THR reports the Christopher Robin synopsis as:
The story centers on Robin, the adult version of the boy who in the A.A. Milne books shares his adventures with the animals of the Hundred Acre Wood. Robin has grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a young boy and is now a businessman who prioritizes work over his wife and daughter. With his home life on the brink, the last thing his life needs is the return of Pooh, who needs his help in finding his friends again. Robin has to find a way to help both sides or risk losing everything he holds dear.