We have all grown up watching Lion King or reading Jungle Book, but thanks to Disney, we will now get to see it all come to reality and we don't have to wait much longer either.
OMG! I am not crying. You are. This is probably the best news you have heard in a while. Disney has now planned 20 live-action movies of its animated classics and we can't seriously keep calm! We have all grown up watching Lion King or reading Jungle Book, but thanks to Disney, we will now get to see it all come to reality and we don't have to wait much longer either.
And this is not the first time Disney has big plans in terms of live-action movies. We were all taken back to our childhood days be it Tim Burton’s $1 billion-plus-grosser Alice in Wonderland or Cinderella, The Jungle Book or even the Emma Watson-led Beauty and the Beast. And let's not forget Maleficent which is often touted to be the movie that started this flurry of Disney live-action adaptions.
So here are the 20 live-action movies that you could see in the near future, thanks to Disney. As reported by Business Insider. First and foremost, our beloved "The Lion King" is finally hitting the cinemas this year. The movie focuses on Simba, who along with Timon and Pumba, try to save his kingdom from his evil uncle, Scar.
The second movie in line is Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" which is 2014 origin story of the villain from “Sleeping Beauty.” The movie picks up several years after the original and will "continue to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen."
And then there's "Lady And the Tramp" which is finally getting a reboot this year. You can watch the movie once it is made available on Disney’s streaming service, which is set for launch on November 12, 2019. The movie stars Tessa Thompson as Lady, Justin Theroux as Tramp, and Janelle Monáe as Peg.
We will also be taken back to our childhood days with the "Mulan" reboot which will focus on the young woman who disguises herself as a man. She then saves China after taking her father’s place during the war.
How can anyone forget 101 Dalmations from back in the day? We will be treated with a new movie titled "Cruella" which stars Emma Stone as the villain. It will focus on the origin story of the character and will be directed by Alex Timbers. It will be released on December 23, 2020.
We don't know how many you might remember this gem of a classic but Disney is finally remaking 1963’s “The Sword in the Stone,” that focuses on a young King Arthur and his lessons with the wizard Merlin. And here's why you should be excited about it -- the upcoming movie is written by none other than “Game of Thrones” writer and producer Bryan Cogman.
After the massive success of The Jungle Book, filmmaker and actor Jon Favreau is expected to don the director's hat once again for “The Jungle Book 2”. The first movie grossed over 1 billion and it will be no surprise that the upcoming movie will be bigger and better.
Disney is also bringing back the iconic "Little Mermaid" remake pretty soon. Although not much has been revealed about the movie, we can expect the remake to get its new music from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.
We all loved watching "Peter Pan" growing up all these years. Sure, there have been quite a few adaptations over the years but we can't wait to see what Disney brings to the table this time. The movie is likely to be directed by David Lowry, who had earlier directed “Pete’s Dragon.”
Not just Peter Pan, but his fairy companion "Tinker Bell" might also get her own live-action movie pretty soon. Although nothing has been confirmed so far, according to Hollywood Reporter, the movie might have veteran actress Reese Witherspoon playing the titular role.
Yes, we have all grown up watching Princesses like Cinderella and Snow White, but Disney wants to explore a bit further and we might just a get a movie on "Prince Charming". The movie will be directed by Stephen Chbosky and he is also said to be the writer.
We will also get to watch a live-action movie "Lilo and Stitch." The movie is said to be already in the works and it is the Aladdin producers who are bringing the character to life. Although it is not sure as to whether the movie will be released on theatres or only the Disney streaming platform.
We might also get an adaptation of 1996’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame” which is about an orphaned Quasimodo living in the bell tower of Notre Dame. The movie is said to be in the works and the music will be done by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who had already worked together on “Pocahontas.”
We are certainly not lying about this but Disney is also reportedly working on “Pinocchio” reboot which is loosely based on the original animated film. Can you believe the original animated movie was released in 1940? Almost 80 years and the character is still iconic.
We have all seen Will Smith playing the role of Genie in Aladdin but Disney is also planning on making an own live-action movie titled “Genies.” The movie will reportedly address how he ended up in the lamp, but nothing much is known about the movie so far.
Disney will also be hoping to bring the animated classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to life sometime soon. The movie will breathe a new lease of life into great characters and the music score is done by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who had earlier worked on “The Greatest Showman and “La La Land.”
If you have read Snow White, you would know she has a sister called Rose Red. And now Disney is looking to bring in a live-action movie on "Rose Red" which will be about her adventures with the dwarves to save Snow White after she bites the poisonous apple.
Roald Dahl was one of the legendary writers that we all loved reading. One of his works “James and the Giant Peach,” might finally make it as a full-fledged motion film, however, there is no confirmation over this movie so far.
Forget animation movies, Disney is also hoping to strike gold by bringing back popular duo "Chip ‘n’ Dale". It looks like the animated series might get a CGI/live-action film and it was earlier reported that Akiva Schaffer (The Lonely Island fame) will be helming the project.
Forget all the fairy tale stories from the past. The real deal back then was the demon from “Fantasia” who scared us to the core. Disney could be looking at making a live-action movie on of its darkest characters — Chernabog — pretty soon and we can't contain our excitement!Disclaimer : The views expressed in this article belong to the writer and are not necessarily shared by innersplendornews.