Mulan ‘s Hsiao to Write New Jeannie Script


Mulan screenwriter Rita Hsiao has been brought on board to rewrite the script for I Dream of Jeannie, the big-screen adaptation of the 1960s series. No director or cast is attached at this time.

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.

Hsiao is the latest to take a stab at the script for the long-planned project. At least five others have written scripts, including husband and wife writing duo Cormac and Marianne Wibberley.

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.”