The 1942 movie will be remade into a live action adventure just like The Lion King, Aladdin and Dumbo.
Since 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Disney’s strategy of remaking its animated classics as (presumptively) live-action films has been highly lucrative, grossing over $8.2 billion worldwide, and the studio shows no signs of slowing down. This year will feature “Mulan” from director Niki Caro, and the “101 Dalmatians” prequel “Cruella” with Emma Stone is set to debut in May 2021.
Director Rob Marshall is mounting a live-action version of “The Little Mermaid,” with Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Halle Bailey. It’s also reported that Robert Zemeckis is directing a live-action version of “Pinocchio”, and that Marc Webb will helm a live-action version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Other live-action remakes in the works: “Peter and Wendy,” based on Disney’s 1953 animated film “Peter Pan,” with writer-director David Lowrey; a “Lilo & Stitch” remake with producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich; and a “Hunchback of Notre Dame” remake with playwright David Henry Hwang writing the screenplay, and Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz writing the music and lyrics.
Source : Variety.com