A new Disney film may be in the works, according to The Huffington Post. There have been rumors swirling about a new film called, Moana, for months, but not much certainty has come through about the project. Bleeding Cool said back in October that the film would be “an epic, or even mythic, adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific.” While this certainly is vague, it also sounds intriguing enough. THP continues to say, “The film will reportedly revolve around Moana Waialiki, a Polynesian sea-voyager, navigator, and chief’s daughter, who must embark on a journey to help her family. The film is also slated to incorporate demi-gods and spirits from real historical mythologies, much like Hercules did,” which would be a completely different direction for a Disney film.
Moana will be directed by the tandem of John Musker and Ron Clements, who collectively directed other Disney films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog. The film isn’t slated to release for another, get this, 5 years…so any sense of information right now is clearly subject to change. However, landing a director for a title gives it some credence, even if it holds a 2018 release projection.
With the current success of Frozen, I’m sure Disney isn’t hesitant at creating more animated features for the big screen. But it’s Disney…when are they ever hesitant to launch or create something. What do you think of the film idea?