More Disney Live-action Adaptaions
You can never have too much of a good thing, can you?
After the recent success of the movies like Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella, 2016 Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney studios knows it is onto a really good thing by making its animated films into live-action movies. With what can only be described as a genius marketing idea, Disney executives are planning a barrage of similar fare. According to Variety Magazine, here are some cartoon classics that should shortly be coming to life in a theater near you:
Christopher Robin The owner of the lovable Winnie the Pooh will be the focus of this live-action remake of the colorful characters that inhabit the hundred Acre wood. Early story notes say it will be an adult, workaholic Christopher Robin who has forgotten his childhood until Winnie the Pooh jogs his memory. (It sounds a lot like the plot of Hook.)
Cruella Cruella de Vil, of 101 Dalmatians fame will get its second live action treatment. In 1996 the fur-loving villainess was played by Glenn Close. This time Emma Stone will bring the “cruel devil” to the big screen.
Lion King Proven already to be good with African animals, Jon Favreau, director of the 2016 Jungle Book will bring the crew of Pride Rock back to the big screen. The new script will be penned by Jeff Nathanson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales).
Peter Pan The boy who refused to grow up has been the subject of many movies (Peter Pan, Pan). But this one is a remake of Disney’s 1953 cartoon, and will be directed by David Lowery (2016 Pete’s Dragon).
Pinocchio The wooden puppet really will get a chance to become a real boy in this version of the classic tale. The new script, said to be loosely based on the old one, will be written by Peter Hedges (Dan in Real Life, The Odd Life of Timothy Green).