Jennifer Phang to Direct Disney+ “Descendants” Sequel “The Pocketwatch”

Jennifer Phang is becoming a member of the “Descendants” franchise. A press launch introduced that she’s been tapped to helm “The Pocketwatch” (working title), a sequel to the Disney+ sensation.

Set to characteristic seven new songs, the movie will develop the “Descendants” universe, which launched audiences to the the teenager daughters and sons of Disney’s most beloved heroes and villains. “The Pocketwatch” will give attention to Pink, “the whip-smart and rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts (‘Alice in Wonderland’) and Chloe, the perfectionist and athletic daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming (‘Cinderella’). In an effort to forestall an impending coup in Auradon – one which looms in the course of the celebration of a brand new royal child — Pink should be part of forces with Chloe to journey in again in time, through the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, to cease an occasion that will result in grave penalties,” the pic’s synopsis hints.

“With a fascinating script and Jennifer Phang’s directorial imaginative and prescient, we’re setting a brand new excessive bar of creativity and creativeness, with a film that ups the ante on story, music, and dance to entertain younger viewers, their households, and the worldwide fan base that grew up with the aspirational story of ‘Descendants,’” stated Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Tv. “We be part of them in anticipation as we put together to ship a fantastic new leisure expertise to Disney+.”

Phang, whose characteristic credit embody “Advantageous” and “Half-Life,” added, “‘The Pocketwatch’ presents a pleasant canvas with fantastical world constructing. Musicals sparked my creativeness once I was a child and are an enormous a part of what drew me to filmmaking. I feel that’s as a result of they’ve a method of conveying these beautiful, nuanced concepts by music and expressive motion. I’m additionally at all times impressed by the variety of households that exist all all over the world. So I actually jumped on the probability to craft a supercharged musical expertise and discover some new, invigorating themes inside an expansive Disney universe.”

Requested what recommendation she’d give different ladies administrators, Phang told us, “We actually do have to assist one another. Too many occasions I’ve been led to imagine that my direct competitors was different ladies, as if there will be [only] a handful of profitable feminine filmmakers a yr. That dialog, that notion, wants to alter. Ladies are the individuals who have helped me make movies I like, and I wish to be that sort of energy to different ladies.”

The director emphasised, “I’m dedicated to making a imaginative and prescient of the world that displays how I imagine it’s: various. It’s, in that respect, not an effort to diversify media illustration, however reasonably, it comes out of the world I’ve grown up in.”

On the small display screen, Phang has directed episodes of collection resembling “The Flight Attendant,” “The Boys,” and “Basis.”


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