18 Disney’s Live-Action Remakes And Sequels To Look Forward To (34 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       20 Jul 2016       3954       2 GALLERY VIEW

A "Pete's Dragon" remake of the 1977 live-action/animated film of the same name stars Oakes Fegley as Pete, a little boy who grew up in the woods with a dragon named Elliot.

The remake will also star Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford.

"Pete's Dragon" will fly into theaters August 12.

A live-action "Beauty and the Beast" is coming next spring starring Emma Watson as Belle.

The film also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as the candlestick Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Ian McKellen as the clock Cogsworth.

"Beauty and the Beast" will be in theaters March 17.

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 Robin Williams in the 1992 classic, is getting his own live-action prequel titled "Genies."

The story about how Genie ended up in the lamp could lead to a live-action "Aladdin" film as well.

Glenn Close already 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.

Disney bought a script in 2015 to bring "Mulan" to life.

The film follows a young woman who disguises herself as a man, takes her father's place in war, and saves China.

Disney will also release a live-action adaptation starring Winnie the Pooh, first animated in 1966.

According to Deadline, the film will feature an adult Christopher Robin visiting his old friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

"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 reimagining "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 that will be loosely based on the original animated film.

Before the release of Disney's remake of 1961's "The Jungle Book," the studio had 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," but it's not what you think.

The film will be follow Snow White's sister, Rose Red, who is featured in "Grimms' 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.

It's not just animated movies getting the movie treatment. Popular duo Chip 'n' Dale are getting a CGI/live-action film based on the animated series "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" that aired for three seasons.

Disney also green-lit a movie for one of its darkest characters — Chernabog — the demon from "Fantasia."

The character was featured in an 11-minute segment called "Night on Bald Mountain." He's a strange choice for a standalone film since he's a depiction of the devil and feels quite un-Disney-like.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney's take will be similar to what was done with Maleficent, the villainess of "Sleeping Beauty." That film humanized one of Disney's darkest villains by telling her backstory.

OK, so the "Mary Poppins" sequel isn't exactly a remake, but it is a continuation of a classic 1964 Disney film that did include some animated components.

Emily Blunt is set to star as the titular character alongside "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Mary Poppins Returns" will be released December 25, 2018.

ejazzyjeff 5 year s ago
Everyone of these will be ruined, because liberal Hollyweird will have to make an political/environmental statement. The main villain will have to look like an "evil" conservative. I'll stick with the originals.
Khysiek 5 year s ago
It's safe to bet that none of them is worth looking forward.



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