Every time we turn, Disney produces a new live-action remake of their classic animated films. It started with the original remake of The Jungle Book in 1994, but 2019 is proving to be the true year of the remakes. In that year alone, 5 Disney classics were re-imagined in live-action and CGI.
However, whether you like it or not, even more films have been added to the list of upcoming movies. While we don’t know everything yet, new information has recently come out about the Hercules project, which is still in development.
So, here’s what we know. Joe and Anthony Russo will be producing the film, alongside Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist. The Russo brothers are widely known for their director careers, having directed You, Me, and Dupree as well as many Marvel films like Avengers: Endgame and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Jeffrey Silver and Karen Gilchrist, however, are extremely experienced as producers. Both worked on the Lion King live-action remake and have separately worked on other Disney live-action films.
We also know that writer David Callaham is a part of this project. Callaham is mostly known for his work on the film adaptation of Doom, Wonder Woman 1984, and Shang-Chi as well as his influence on the Expendables trilogy. Callaham is currently working on the untitled sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.
Now, what don’t we know? Well, for starters, we don’t know when the film will be released. At the moment, there is no release day set. We also don’t know how closely the live-action film will follow the original. With remakes like the Lion King and Cinderella, writers followed to the original storyline, but – as we’ll see with Mulan (2020) – that isn’t always the case. Some would prefer a different plot, and some want a shot for shot remake, but we’ll have to wait and see what Disney chooses.
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