More announcements have been made regarding Disney’s live action reboots of some of its classic films.
The first we shall explore is the new Winnie the Pooh reboot.
Titled Christopher Robin the film has finally found its director in the form of Marc Forster (Finding Neverland and World War Z). Forster will be joined by producer Brigham Taylor and writer Alex Ross Perry.
Many of these Disney’s new live action reboots deviate from the original story in some way or another, revamping the ideas to give them a modern feel. This new reboot is no exception and will focus on Christopher Robin’s future, his family life and the return of a little yellow bear we all know and love.
This is not the only news to be released. After the success of Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book, Disney has signed him up to do a sequel to the movie along with the new remake of The Lion King. Favreau intends to shoot the two films back to back.
Speaking to Collider Favreau mentioned his previous experiences in making films back to back: “I know from having worked on two superhero movies back to back, these take many, many, many years. I was working on Marvel movies for like four years back-to-back.” said Favreau.
“It’s a big chunk of your life and you have to make sure that you’re excited and can bring all of your attention and concentration to bear on this.”
Christopher Robin, The Lion King and The Jungle Book sequel will join the long list of live action remakes from Disney that started with Cinderella back in 2015. The next of these films will be Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, set for release in March 2017.
Christopher Robin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book Sequel are yet to have release dates.