Whether you love Disney’s live-action remakes or you can do without them, one thing is certain: they aren’t going away anytime soon! It seems that within the next few years, there will be hardly any Disney animated films left that have not been translated into a live-action counterpart. 😉
Here is the full list of films, which includes completed projects set for a theatrical release as well as films that are still in the development phase!
The next live-action remake to hit theaters is Mulan. Based on the 1998 animated film, this remake was originally slated to debut on March 27.
Due to the current global health crisis, it was delayed until July 24.
We got a first look at Cruella at the D23 Expo in 2019! This reimagining of the classic villain Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians will take place in 1970s London, complete with a pop-rock soundtrack.
The film stars Emma Stone as Cruella as well as Emma Thompson.
The Little Mermaid
A live-action remake of The Little Mermaid is currently in development! This film will star singer Halle Bailey as Ariel.
No additional casting has yet to be announced, but what we DO know in addition to Bailey starring is that the film will be directed by Rob Marshall, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (also one of the film’s producers!) will join forces with Alan Menken on the film’s score.
We can also expect a live-action remake of Robin Hood! This film won’t see a theatrical release however — it will debut on Disney+.
The project will be directed by Blindspotting director Carlos Lopez Estrada, and Lady and the Tramp writer Kari Granlund will pen the script! Casting has yet to be announced.
The most recent official announcement we heard concerning a live-action remake was for Hercules! In the announcement, we heard that there are some Marvel alumni attached to this project. The Russo Brothers are set to produce the film, and Shang-Chi writer Dave Callaham will work on the screenplay.
Casting has yet to be announced and this film is currently in pre-production.
Peter Pan & Wendy
A NEW live-action Peter Pan film is in the works! According to Variety, Peter Pan will be portrayed by Alexander Molony, and Wendy will be played by Ever Anderson. Pete’s Dragon director David Lowery is this film’s director and he will also pen the screenplay alongside Toby Halbrooks.
There are some reports suggesting that this film may go straight to Disney+ like Lady and the Tramp and Robin Hood, but that has yet to be confirmed!
The Jungle Book sequel
A follow-up to the successful live-action/CGI hybrid remake of The Jungle Book is in the works!
The film is set to bring back director Jon Favreau and will have a screenplay by Justin Marks. No casting has been confirmed yet.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
“Heigh-ho, heigh-ho,” it’s off to the movie theaters we go when the live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premieres!
The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is the director of this project, along with screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson writing the script! No casting or release date has been announced yet.
Lilo and Stitch
A couple of years ago, it was announced that a live-action/CGI hybrid remake of Lilo and Stitch was in the works.
Currently, Mike Van Waes is attached as a writer on the film, and Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich are set as the film’s producers.
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Perhaps not FULLY “live-action,” we can most likely expect a Bambi remake to more closely resemble The Lion King with its photo-realistic CGI. Will we be able to endure losing Bambi’s Mother in high-def CGI? We’ll have to wait and see!
No release date has been announced yet, but what we DO know, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is Captain Marvel screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet, along with Lindsey Beer, will pen the script.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
David Henry Hwang will write the screenplay of this live-action tale in Paris, and the voice of Olaf, Josh Gad, is attached as one of the film’s producers!
Will we see Gad appear in the film as well? Only time will tell as no casting has been announced!
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Can you believe it’s already been one year since the release of the live-action remake of Aladdin? And it looks like the film’s creators already have their sights set on a sequel! While this project is still in its early development phase, we know that John Gatins and Andrea Berloff are penning the script.
We don’t know at this time if any of the cast from the first film will be reprising their roles. There is also an untitled Aladdin spin-off reportedly in the works for Disney+.
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The Sword in the Stone
A live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone is currently in the works for Disney+!
The film is set to be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo and will feature a script by Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman!
And finally, there’s the live-action remake of Pinocchio in the works. This film is still in its development phase, but there are some big names attached to this film!
It is set to be directed by legendary film director Robert Zemeckis. He is also set to be one of the film’s screenwriters, along with Chris Weitz.
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Whew, that’s a LOT of live-action films in the works! We’ll keep you updated as any casting news or release dates are announced for these films!
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Which of these live-action remakes are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments!