Disney finds a Bedtime Story.

Adam Shankman ("Cheaper By The Dozen 2", "Bringing Down the House" and "The Pacifier") has been signed to direct the Disney family fantasy "Bedtime Story." The story centers on a harried architect whose life is turned upside down when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to come true.

A film choreographer who has moved to directing mostly family films, Shankman’s currently finishing up the film Hairspray (one of those musicals based on a play based on a movie (like The Producers)). I wonder if Disney hopes Shankman can be their M. Night Shyamalan replacement?

I usually don’t report on Disney movie production news because frankly sites like Cinematical and Filmick do a better job of that than I can currently muster. However, this story popped to the top of my list because with the goal of only releasing 8 major films a year, the Walt Disney Studios has to be extra judicious in their choice of directors.