‘Willow’ Series Gets Greenlight At Disney+ With Jon Chu To Direct Pilot

The Willow television adaptation has been handed a series order at Disney+.

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon Chu will direct the pilot for the series, which is slated to begin production next year.

“Growing up in the ’80s, ‘Willow’ has had a profound effect on me,” said Chu. “The story of the bravest heroes in the least likely places allowed me, an Asian-American kid growing up in a Chinese restaurant looking to go to Hollywood, to believe in the power of our own will, determination and of course, inner magic. So the fact that I get to work with my heroes from Kathleen Kennedy to Ron Howard is bigger than a dream come-true. It’s a bucket-list moment for me. Jon Kasdan and Wendy Mericle have added such groundbreaking new characters and delightful surprises to this timeless story that I can’t wait for the world to come along on this epic journey with us.”

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