ANN@The China Post August 12, 2017, 7:57 am TWN
Disney is bringing even more animated classics back to life!
From fairy tales like "Snow White" to classics such as "The Lion King," Disney's live-action list continues to grow with more than a dozen in the works.
Some of the movies are complete remakes of their animated counterparts, while others are based on origin stories or sequels to existing live-action adaptations.
Keep reading to see all of the live-action remakes and sequels Disney has planned so far.
Disney bought a script in 2015 to bring "Mulan" to life. The movie is scheduled for release November 2, 2018. The film follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man, takes her father's place in war, and saves China.
Disney announced that "The Lion King" will be getting turned into a live-action film. The story follows young Simba, who, with the help of his friends Timon and Pumba, must eventually save his kingdom from his evil uncle, Scar. Jon Favreau, who directed "Iron Man" and the live-action "Jungle Book" remake, is set to direct. There is no release date yet.
Tim Burton is going to direct Disney's "Dumbo," a remake of the 1941 movie about a young elephant bullied because of his big ears. The film won't use real elephants on screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney will use a mix of CGI and live action. There's no set release yet.
Disney is going to remake 1963's "The Sword in the Stone," which follows a young King Arthur, when he was an orphan, and his lessons with the wizard Merlin. The remake will be written by "Game of Thrones" writer/producer Bryan Cogman.
It won't just be princesses with their own live-action remakes. One of the Prince Charmings (from Cinderella or Snow White) will be getting his own movie too.
The Genie from Aladdin, voiced by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 classic, is getting his own live-action prequel titled "Genies" about how he ended up in the lamp. Aladdin is also getting his own remake. Guy Ritchie is set to direct.
Glenn Close played the villainous Cruella de Vil in the 1996 live-action remake of 1961's "101 Dalmatians," but Emma Stone is set to play her in "Cruella," an origin story for the villain.
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