After the success of Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The BFG and Pete’s Dragon it’s no wonder that Disney are wanting to continue their success by making more fan favourite animations into live action remakes.
Aladdin. Guy Ritchie, the director behind Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes movies, is in negotiations to make a live-action remake of the 1992 Disney animated classic.
The Little Mermaid. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the Broadway smash “Hamilton” has been tied to making a live action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson folk tale. Miranda has been paired with acclaimed Disney song writer Alan Menken, who won two Oscars from the 1989 Disney animation.
The Lion King. This fan favourite was released in 1994 and has two sequels. It has since ben adapted for the stage and has become one of the most popular musicals around to date. Jon Favreau, who remade The Jungle Book earlier is going to be the director, Walt Disney Studios has stated that the live action film will include songs from the original film including everyone’s favourite, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.”
Mulan. With a release date for November 2 2018 Disney has writers, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, attached to the film to rewrite the script. No director has been announced yet and fans are waiting to hear who is going to be cast in the title role. I for one would like to know if they have Mushu (I mean come on they have to) if they would consider having Eddie Murphy voice him again because who didn’t love that?
Cruella. After seeing the origin story for Maleficent Disney are going to be doing on origin story for the one villain that you just hate, I mean come on. You don’t kill puppy dogs for coats! Emma Stone has been cast in the role of Cruella de Vil.
Dumbo. Tim Burton who remade Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp playing the Mad Hatter, is set to direct the remake of the 1941 movie. The film will be written by Ehren Kruger who penned the three Transformers sequels.
Peter Pan. David Lowrey who directed the 2016 remake of Pete’s Dragon is at the helm of this live-action remake.
Tinker Bell. Reese Witherspoon is set to star as Pete’s fairy companion in her own live-action film.
The Sword in the Stone. Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is writing the script for this live action remake of the 1963 animation. We’ll get to see young King Arthur’s adventures with Merlin all over again.
Pinocchio. This was Disney’s second animation released in 1940 and has been in development for the live action treatment. This is being eyed by both Guillermo del Toro and Robert Downey Jr. for other studios.
Winnie the Pooh. This live action remake has been penned by writer-director Alex Ross Perry and will focus on an adult version of the book’s Christopher Robin. A look at the life of Winnie the Pooh author A.A Milne, staring Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter, Star Wars) and Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, Focus) is set for release in 2017.
Night on Bald Mountain. This is one of the more surprising announcements for a remake as this is a sequence from Disney’s 1940 classic movie Fantasia. The sequence is dialogue free and focuses on a dark winged creature who raised spirits from the dead and enjoyed a night of mayhem before the sun rises.
The Jungle Book 2. Following the success of The Jungle Book release this yeah is it a surprise to any one that this was going to happen? Faverau, write Justin Marks and Neel Sethi who played man-cub Mowgli will return for the sequel.
Maleficent 2. Following the release of Maleficent in 2014 a sequel is in this works for this fan favourite too. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton is returning for this.
Red Rose. While Snow White is Disney’s first animation this film will focus on Snow’s sister, Red Rose. Red Rose is featured in Grimm’s fairy tales and works with the dwarves to save Snow White after she bites the apple.
Prince Charming. Cinderella was released in 2015 but now the clock has struck midnight and it’s time to hear our Prince’s side of the story. It is yet to be heard whether it will be the Prince from Cinderella or Snow White in the title role or someone new altogether.
Beauty and the Beast. This is one of the most anticipated movies for 2017. The first teaser was released earlier this year and images have been released in the past few months making sure that fans still remember that they need to be ready to attend the film because you don’t want to miss out on being a guest do you. With Emma Watson playing Belle, Dan Stevens playing the Beast, Luke Evans playing Gaston, Ewan McGregor voicing Lumiere, Emma Thompson voicing Mrs Potts and Sir Ian McKellen voicing Cogsworth this promises to be one of the best live action remakes that Disney have done.