Screenwriters:Jon Gunn, John Mann
Universal has plans to re-adapt the classic story of The Nutcracker with a new pitch on the material from Jon Gunn and John Mann. Most famously adapted as a ballet by Tchaikovsky in the late 19th century, the tale originated as a short story by E.T.A. Hoffmann in 1816. In it, a young girl's dolls come to life on Christmas Eve alongside a noble nutcracker, who protects her from a villainous army of mice.