By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
It doesn’t matter if you’re 10, or 20… any Disney channel fan can tell you that director Kenny Ortega is one heck of storyteller! Back in 2006, he produced the greatest (well, in my opinion) Disney Channel movie ever: High School Musical. Yep, if the name Kenny Ortega didn’t ring a bell before, it’s probably blasting the hit song “What Time Is It?” at full volume now, right?!
Anyways, what has this producer been up to since leaving Troy, Gabriella, and the East High School Wildcats? Well, he’s actually back in business with a brand new live-action Disney Channel television movie called Descendants! This flick, however, isn’t your average frilly, Princess-pink packed adventure; instead of getting yet another washed out plot involving Prince Charming rescuing his dearly beloved, Descendants will tell the story of some of Disney’s best villains and their children!
Written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriot, Descendants is set in a present-day kingdom where the son of Belle and Beast (Beauty and the Beast) is getting ready to take the crown. Ever the gentle and kind soul, he states that the trouble-making children of Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, and Jafar will have their chance at redemption! After being imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other Disney baddies, these villainous kids are given the opportunity to attend prep school alongside the offspring of some of Disney’s iconic heroes like Sleeping Beauty and Mulan. However, the evil teens face a huge dilemma: should they follow in their parent’s footsteps and help the villains regain power, or embrace the good within and save the kingdom?
No word yet on whether or not Angelina Jolie, who is currently playing the wicked and brilliant Maleficent, will make an appearance, but we’ll let you know if any more deets are released!
Images courtesy of Disney.