Just weeks after Walt Disney released The Jungle Book, Disney is full steam ahead with remakes of some of their best classics.
Hollywood Reporter just released the full list, and some dates, of the live-action classics Disney is remaking.
1. Alice in Wonderland – Alice Through the Looking Glass: May 27, 2016
Coming out next month, Alice Through the Looking Glass is the sequel to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, which acted as a pseudo-sequel to the 1951 animation based on the Lewis Carol book. In the latest installment, Mia Wasikowska returns as Alice, who is now charged with helping her BFF, the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), escape from both his funk and a new temporal villain, played by Sasha Baron Cohen. Burton returns to direct, while Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter will be reprising their roles as the White and Red queens.
2. Pete’s Dragon: Aug 12, 2016
Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford will star in the story of an orphan boy who lives in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his magical dragon.
3. Beauty and the Beast: March 17, 2017
Emma Watson, from the Harry Potter films, will star as Princess Belle in the remake. Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts, while Ewan McGregor will play Lumiere and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. Luke Evans and Dan Stevens will vie for Belle’s affection as Gaston and The Beast.
4. 101 Dalmatians – Cruella
Emma Stone is rumored to be playing the Cruella de Vil.
5. Sleeping Beauty – Maleficent 2
Angelina Jolie is rumored to make a return as the wicked Maleficent in a movie about her.
6. The Jungle Book 2
Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book earned $314 million at the international box office. A week before it came out, a sequel has already been green lit with Faverau and writer Justin Marks both in talks to return.
7. Peter Pan
After tackling Pete’s Dragon for the studio, director David Lowery will helm Disney’s other famous Pete.
Peter Hedges, who wrote What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and About a Boy, is set to write a story that will be loosely based on the original animation.
Tim Burton is expected to direct this flick, along with Transformers writer Ehren Kruger.
10. Sword in the Stone
Game of Thrones writer-producer Bryan Cogman will try his hand at the 1963 fantasy film. It will be produced by The Jungle Book producer Brigham Taylor.
Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek will write the live-action version of the 1998 animation.
12. Winnie the Pooh
The adaptation of AA Milne’s lovable bear would be brought to the big screen by writer Alex Ross Perry and would see Winnie’s pal Christopher Robin returning as an adult to revisit his hangout in the Hundred Acre Woods.
13. Tinker Bell
Reese Witherspoon is rumored to star in and produce the live-action Tinker Bell movie. Victoria Strouse, who wrote the script for Finding Dory, is writing the script for the project.
14. Snow White – Rose Red
Hollywood Reporter reports Rose Red would be a revisionist story that would take place after Snow White takes a bite from the iconic poison apple, leaving her estranged sister, Rose Red, to undertake a dangerous quest with Grumpy and the other dwarves to find a way to break the curse. Disney picked up the project, which has a script by Justin Merz and a pitch by Evan Daugherty, who was responsible for writing Snow White and the Huntsman.
15. Aladdin – Genies
The live-action prequel will focus on the realm of the Genies and reveal how Aladdin’s Genie — famously voiced by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated feature — ended up in that lamp. The adventure comedy will be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, who both penned Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming Baywatch movie.
16. Cinderella – Prince Charming
Disney has bought a script from Matt Fogel, who was the assistant to Phil Lord and Chris Miller on the animation Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, about the Prince Charming archetype.
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