Lion King, one of the most popular properties in the Disney vault, is getting the live-action treatment with Jungle Book director Jon Favreau helming.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast has pulled together a stellar cast up to this point, with Emma Watson as Belle, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Luke Evans as Gaston and Dan Stevens as Beast. The film is set to release on March 23, 2017 in Australia.
The 101 Dalmatians live-action film is taking a note out of Maleficent’s book and focusing on the villain. Cruella is eyeing Emma Stone for the titular role.
Disney is coming around again for a sequel to the Angelina Jolie-starrer Maleficent. The original film grossed $758.5 million worldwide.
The Jungle Book 2
Coming hot off the success of the first live-action Jungle Book, Disney is hoping for a quick return to Mowgli’s world with Jon Favreau in talks to return to the director’s chair.
David Lowery is helming the latest live-action adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Lowery recently directed Disney’s adaptation of Pete’s Dragon.
Pinocchio will be a real boy… again. Peter Hedges is on board to write a loose adaptation of the Disney animated film.
Director Tim Burton will bring his unique touch to the live-action Dumbo film.
Sword in the Stone
The Sword in the Stone adaptation is going to be working with a man with plenty of medieval experience under his belt. Game of Thrones writer-producer Bryan Cogman is writing the script based on the story of a young boy named Arthur who pulled a sword from an anvil and became king.
Writing duo Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek penned the script for the live-action adaptation to the 1998 animated film.
Winnie the Pooh
The live-action Winnie the Pooh film will focus an an adult Christopher Robin returning to the Hundred Acre Woods. It is being written by Listen Up Phillip writer-director Alex Ross Perry.
Peter Pan isn’t the only resident of Neverland getting a live-action movie. Tinkerbell is set to star Reese Witherspoon.
Snow White’s sister Rose Red is getting her own live-action film. Although she didn’t appear in the animated film, Rose Red appeared in “Grimms’ Fairy Tales” in other stories.
Aladdin’s breakout star Genie, voiced by the late Robin Williams, is getting his own film. The live-action story will detail how the Genie ended up in the lamp in the first place.
Although the princes usually take a backseat in the Disney films, this live-action story will put the spotlight on Prince Charming.
By Jacob Bryant for Variety.