ANN@The China Post August 12, 2017, 7:57 am TWN
"Peter Pan" has been brought to life in numerous incarnations, but Disney is set to remake its 1953 animated film. David Lowry, who directed "Pete's Dragon," will next set his sights on re-imagining "Peter Pan" as well.
Peter Pan's fairy companion Tinker Bell is getting her own live-action film, "Tink," starring Reese Witherspoon.
"Pinocchio" was Disney's second animated film, released in 1940. It is being adapted into a live-action version which will be loosely based on the original animated film.
Before the release of Disney's remake of 1961's "The Jungle Book," the studio already started planning a sequel. Jon Favreau is expected to return to the director's chair for "The Jungle Book 2."
Angelina Jolie is set to reprise her role as Maleficent in the sequel to the 2014 origin story of the notorious villain from 1959's "Sleeping Beauty."
Disney is also working on a live-action version of its first animated classic, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." The fairy tale will have new music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who most recently wrote the lyrics for the hit film "La La Land."
Additionally, another film will follow Snow White's sister, Rose Red, who is featured in Grimm's fairy tales. "Rose Red" will feature her adventure with the dwarves to save Snow White after she bites the poisonous apple. Evan Daugherty, who previously wrote "Snow White and the Huntsman" starring Kristen Stewart, is working on the project.
Disney is set to release its own "Little Mermaid" remake — Universal is already working on one — with new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.
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