Disney Just Announced 22 Live-Action Movies in The Works
In 2015, Disney bought the script to “Mulan” and has a scheduled release date of November 2, 2018.
Jon Favreau, director of “Iron Man” and the live-action “Jungle Book” will be directing the remake of “The Lion King” There is no release date yet.
“The Sword in the Stone,” which follows young King Arthur will be written by “Game of Thrones” writer/producer Bryan Cogman.
Emily Blunt and “Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in “Marry Poppins Returns” releasing on December 25, 2018.
Chernabog, the demon from “Fantasia,” just got green lit by Disney.
Popular duo Chip ‘n’ Dale are getting a CGI/live-action film based on the animated series “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers” that aired for three seasons.
Disney is apparently in talks to remake Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” which was adapted as a stop-motion film in 1996.
Disney is set to release its own version of “Little Mermaid” as Universal is currently working on the remake. A bit strange with both studios giving it a crack.
Disney is already in the works at bringing “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” to life with the fairy tale including new music by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, who more recently wrote for “La La Land.”
Snow White’s lesser know sister, Rose Red, will also be getting her own film where it will follow her in her adventure with the dwarves to save Snow White after she bites the poisonous apple.
Director Timm Burton has signed on to remake the 1941 classic “Dumbo,” with a release date still pending. Word in the industry is that they will not use real elephants, but a mix of CGI and live action sequences.
Not only will Cinderella be getting her own live-action remake, but Prince Charming is also said to be in the works to get his own movie as well.
The Genie from Aladdin will get his own live-action spin-off as a prequel to “Aladdin” titled “Genies,” with the premise of the movie about how the big blue genie ended up in the lamp.
No need to fret, Aladdin will also be getting his own remake, with Guy Ritchie set to direct.
Glenn Close already played the villainous Cruella de Vil in the 96′ live-action remake, but Emma Stone is set to give it a go in an original story titled “Cruella.”
Disney will also release a live-action adaptation of Winnie the Pooh, where they will feature an adult Christopher Robin visiting his old friends in the woods.
David Lowry, director of “Pete’s Dragon,” is on board to direct the live-action version of “Peter Pan.” Although I don’t think it will be nearly as good as “Hook.”
Reese Witherspoon will get her own live-action spin-off as Tinker Bell in “Tink.”
Disney’s second animated film “Pinocchio,” will get the live-action treatment. It will be loosely based on the original 1940 film.
“Jungle Book 2” is already in pre-production.
“Sleeping Beauty” had one of the most memorable villains hit the live-action screen already starring Angelina Jolie. A sequel to “Maleficent” is currently in production.