Mulan writer reworking JEANNIE (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2008
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Yet another writer has been tasked to bring about the I Dream of Jeannie movie, based on the popular 60's TV series. Screenwriter Rita Hsiao (Mulan) has been brought on board to rewrite the script for the theatrical version after five other screenwriters have gone their seperate ways these past few years. Sid Ganis is producing through his Out of the Blue Entertainment along with Alex Siskin. Bob Simonds and Phoenix New Millennium's Michael Viner are executive producers.

Ganis said the writer delivered producers a pitch that seemed as if she had been living with "Jeannie's" family of characters.

"She has a terrific, bright, fresh approach to Jeannie's story, with a twist and turn along the way," Ganis said of Hsiao. "She captured all of our imaginations in the telling of it."