Disney’s Christopher Robin now has a director. The studio has tapped World War Z and Quantum of Solace helmer Marc Forster to direct the upcoming live-action fantasy film focused on the further adventures of human child from the Winnie the Pooh stories.
The story catches up with Christopher Robin – the character based on author A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin Milne – as an adult who has grown out of the joyful imagination he had as a child. Now a businessman, he prioritizes his work life over his wife and daughter, and must find his inner child once again. Produced by Brigham Taylor, the film is written by Alex Ross Perry.
We’re told that though the film uses characters from the original stories and poems about Winnie the Pooh, it is not a new Winnie the Pooh film. Though it will apparently lean toward magical realism in service to a heartwarming story. It’s also territory Forster is tangentially familiar with, having directed 2004’s Finding Neverland, which focused on the real-life inspiration behind Peter Pan.