Do you have a favourite Disney fairytale movie from your childhood? Yeah, it’s being rebooted. Walt Disney Studios continues its merciless domination of the cinematic world by announcing a huge slate of upcoming live-action movies, reimagining several of their classic stories for modern audiences.
They’ve recently found huge success with doing just that thanks to Kenneth Brannagh’s Cinderella and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, with the latter currently doing immensely impressive business at the box office.
Some of the films that will be dated in the coming weeks and months that are currently in development include:
Cruella with Emma Stone set for the title role and Kelly Marcel writing.
A Wrinkle in Time with Ava DuVernay attached to direct and Jennifer Lee writing.
Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson set to star and John Requa and Glenn Ficarra writing.
Dumbo with director Tim Burton and writer Ehren Kruger.
A sequel to Mary Poppins with director Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Maleficent 2 with Angelia Jolie set to return in the title role and Linda Wolverton writing.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with director Lasse Hallstrom and writer Ashleigh Powell.
The Jungle Book 2 with both director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks returning.
A Tinker Bell project with Reese Witherspoon set to star and Victoria Strouse writing.
There is nothing really new here but Disney have went ahead and confirmed some of the exciting rumours we’ve heard in recent months, like Emily Blunt starring in a Mary Poppins sequel and Emma Stone starring as 101 Dalmatians’ villain Cruella de Vil in her own movie. There’s also a Dumbo remake coming from Tim Burton, which is most intriguing.
The studio has also updated their release schedule with the following dates:
UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) previously dated on 12/22/17 moves up to 7/28/17
UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 4/6/18
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 8/3/18
UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION now dated on 12/25/18
UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) now dated on 12/20/19