Hopefully Disney paid more than a cow to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan for a revisionist Jack and the Beanstalk outline. Deadline Hollywood reported April 23 that Disney acquired the story, but that Gilligan's role with its production remains undefined.
"Gilligan has tapped Thomas Schnauz–who has won two Emmys writing for both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul–to write the script. Gilligan will eye it as a possible directing vehicle, but it's very early days on the project. Gilligan and Mark Johnson will produce."
Yes, it's pretty odd that the man best known for bringing crystal meth production to your tv set not only took a stab at the traditional children's tale, but additionally that Disney would get in bed with him. Maybe Gilligan can bring some new take on what Bryan Singer so recently attempted in 2013's Jack The Giant Slayer. Maybe not.
Let's wait and see!