Disney has hired 102 DALMATIANS helmer Kevin Lima to direct the live-action and CG-animated feature, ENCHANTED, according to the trades. Lima also directed the animated feature TARZAN. Barry Josephson and his Sonnenfeld Josephson production house obtained the rights to the film in 1997 and will serves as a producer. Chris Chase and Sunil Perkash are exec producers. Disney execs Doug Short and Jill Morris are shepherding with Jason Reed and Nina Jacobson.
The film follows a wannabe-princess who is banished from the animated world of Andalasia to real-life New York where she must find true love. Bill Kelly, who wrote the original script, will do another rewrite on the story, which is set to start filming in September in New York.