According to Variety Disney has revived its plans to bring King of Elves back into the production lineup, and this may very well be the mystery PIXAR project we told you about last week, as the House of Mouse is planning a 2013 release date on the film.
Project is an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story about 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.
Philip K. Dick? Wow, color me impressed – of course knowing Dick’s work and Disney’s desire to make everything family friendly, I expect the story to be changed dramatically from the source material. And considering the project was previously shelved until Lasseter dusted it off, the project might turn out to be spectacular.
Chris Williams, who was the co-director and writer of Bolt is moving the project forward, while Michael Markowitz (Horrible Bosses scribe) has been tapped to pen the movie adaptation, with John Lasseter producing.