Thursday, August 13, 2009
The Diary of Anne Frank continues to be a valuable story to the creative community, and Disney is the latest in the entertainment industry to take a crack at recreating the tragic story of Anne Frank and her family's struggle during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam during World War II.
For a little over two years the family hid from potential capture, but finally they were discovered, arrested, and taken to the concentration camps, where they, along with Anne, perished.
Playwright David Mamet has been enlisted by Disney to write and direct the production, who says he'll take parts from the original story, the stage adaptation of Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, along with his own interpretation of events to tell his version of the story.
Mamet is already scripting the story at this time, which took producer Andrew Braunsberg a year to acquire the rights to the story from the estate of the Franks, and also from Hackett and Goodrich.
A Disney version of the Diary of Anne Frank should be done very well. I'm looking forward to it.