Mary Poppins to get a 'supercalifragilis ticexpialidocious' remake
The classic Disney film Mary Poppins, based on PL Travers' books of the same name and starring Julie Andrews is all set to be remade by Chicago and Into the Woods director Rob Marshall.hollywood Updated: Sep 15, 2015 16:45 IST
Who would not remember Mary Poppins, that delightful British American musical fantasy which wowed the world in 1964. Produced by Walt Disney and directed by Robert Stevenson, the film, loosely based on PL Travers' book series of the same name, garnered 13 Academy nods, but clinched only five Oscars, one of them for Best Actress. That was Julie Andrews, who played the title role, and went on to storm cinema with her brilliant voice in the 1965 musical, The Sound of Music, and later, in Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain.
It is not yet clear who will essay the magical nanny of the Disney original, but the new movie will unfold in London two decades after Mary Poppins began her adventures with the Banks family. Poppins was a role that was literally immortalised by Andrews.
The 1964 classic -- which also starred Dick Van Dyke -- told the story of a nanny who came to work in the dysfunctional Banks' household in a pre-World War I England.
The film was a huge hit, grossing $100 million at the box office.