With the recent success of the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (if you haven’t seen it yet – go and see it. There are no words), it’s no wonder Disney is set to bring even more of the classic animated fairy tales to life. And we can’t help but be excited. Disney has already proven themselves to be more than capable with their live-action representations of the likes of Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent that we can’t wait to see what they have coming up. Take a look at all of the Disney live-action remakes due to be released…
The Lion King
Oh, we just can’t wait to be (watching the) Kinggggg! The Lion King is a firm favorite among Disney fans. The music, the animals and the (incredibly sad) story made for a box-office hit. And it seems there’s a live-action remake in the making…
Jon Favreau who brought The Jungle Book to life will be creating the 21st-century take on the animated movie, and it’s even been fast-tracked into production (yay!) Although there’s no release date just yet, it’s set to include cutting edge technology and CGI.
Everyone loves Mulan. And what’s not to love? The woman who defies her stigma to become a warrior and saves all of China? Come on; the animated movie was genius. And in 2015, Disney bought a script to bring the animated version of Mulan to life. And we can’t wait.
Big Budget Production
The real-life adaptation of Mulan is going to be directed by Niki Caro. The New Zealander has directed films like Whale Rider and new movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife. And this movie has great expectations because of its huge budget of over $100 million.
Caro and Mulan Reppin’ for the Girls
Niki Caro is only one of five women in the world to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million. So she and Mulan are pretty much on the same page… Caro is a woman who has $100 million to play with to ensure she doesn’t feel the wrath of hard-core Disney fans, and Mulan was a woman who had to save China. No biggie.
Aw, Dumbo. He was so cute. The 1941 animated movie followed the life of the young elephant, Dumbo, who gets bullied because of his rather large ears. Don’t worry, Dumbo, we just see them as character building…
A Tim Burton Special
But it seems the animated movie is soon going to be brought to life – by none other than Tim Burton. As the man who brought us the Alice in Wonderland remakes, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, we have high expectations for his live-action remake. No pressure, Tim.
No Animals Will Be Harmed…
According to sources, Burton will thankfully not be using real elephants – but will use a mixture of live-action film and CGI to bring Dumbo and his animal friends to life. There is no current release date, but we will be waiting patiently to hear more…
Remember 101 Dalmatians? Oh, how we loved the cute little doggies and how we hated ol’ Cruella de Vil! But it turns out being an evil villain has its perks – including your own movie. And it seems like Emma Stone wants a bit of the Disney action, as she’s in early negotiations to play Cruella herself.
Pre-Doggy Killing Days
It is said that Kelly Marcel (behind the likes of Saving Mr. Banks) is working on the Cruella script, which is said to focus on the earlier days of Cruella de Vil where she was a younger, nicer and more sympathetic character. We know, it’s pretty hard to believe.
The Sword In The Stone
The Sword in the Stone was an actual historical marvel and is a Disney classic. The animated movie focuses on the life of the young King Arthur, taking lessons with the (awesome) wizard, Merlin and of course…(SPOILER) him taking the sword out of the stone. But the 1963 animated version is going to be given a bit of a re-vamp…
Bryan Cogman Screenplay
A live-action remake is apparently on the Round Table, and it is said that Bryan Cogman will be writing the screenplay for the movie. As much as this is fantastic news, we’re a little worried about Bryan’s previous history…
No GoT-Like Deaths Please
Bryan Cogman is known for his writing and directing work on the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones. Now, we’re big fans of Game of Thrones, but we hope it doesn’t contain certain ‘elements’ of the show in the live-action remake. Otherwise, our childhoods will be ruined…
Pinocchio always wanted to be a real boy… and now he’s getting his wish. Disney is set to be in the process of reworking the 1940s animation. It is said that the new remake will be loosely based on the original story of the famous marionette.