I don’t think we can ever get tired of seeing our favorite Disney characters on the big screen. Disney already celebrated major wins with remakes of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and more, but they’re far from finished yet. Here are five upcoming Disney live-action remakes we’re definitely looking forward to:
The Jungle Book 2
A sequel to Jon Favreau’s 2016 hit The Jungle Book was already in the works before the first film hit theaters. But four years later, there’s still little we know about the follow-up project. There’s no official release date, no confirmed casting news (though it’s probably safe to assume we’ll see familiar faces from the first chapter), and no teasers or trailers. The only hint we have is this: The story will dive deeper into the Disney archive.
Arguably the most haunting of Disney’s animated films — who can forget the boys becoming donkeys?? — Pinocchio will finally become a real boy when the titular character for Disney’s live-action remake is cast.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
Drawing from the 1996 animated film, which drew from Victor Hugo’s famous novel, Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang will retell the tale of beloved Quasimodo. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who created music for the original, will return. And Josh Gad, who starred in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, will co-produce.
Despite the fact that absolutely no one asked to relive the trauma of watching Bambi’s mother die, here we are again: Bambi is getting a CGI makeover. (So technically this isn’t live-action, given that the filmmakers won’t be using a real deer, skunk, and rabbit. Thankfully.) Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) will create the screenplay, but we can expect a faithful adaptation of the animated classic.
Disney is planning a remake of the 1973 animated classic, based, of course, on the legend of the same name. There’s no news of any tweaks to the beloved tale just yet, but the remake will be a musical, and the creators have confirmed it will feature anthropomorphic animals in a live-action/CGI blend, similar to The Lion King and The Jungle Book.
By: Dammy Eneli