Last week, we reported that Disney Pictures has embarked on another live-action remake of the classic Peter Pan with Director David Lowery on the helm. This retelling of the J.M. Barrie children’s story, including a host of other live-action renditions, are all lined up in the works as reported by Variety’s Brent Lang. Disney Pictures President Sean Bailey seems to be very confident about this endeavor considering the recent success that the Jungle Book is now reaping at the box office.
Here’s a run-down of the Disney live-action remakes that has been confirmed so far. For this year, we have:
- Alice Through the Looking Glass – May 27, 2016 (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska)
- Finding Dory – June 17, 2016 (Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks and Preston Bailey)
- Pete’s Dragon – August 12, 2016(Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Robert Redford)
- Beauty and the Beast – March 17, 2017 (Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans)
These films are currently in the works and are slated to hit US theaters for the next 3 to 4 years. They have no definite release dates yet, though Disney has already scheduled some of these unnamed “live action fairy tales” for release any time soon.
- Cruella Emma Stone set for the title role, under the pen of Kelly Marcel.
- A Wrinkle in Time with director Ava DuVernay at the helm and Jennifer Lee writing.
- Jungle Cruise starred by Dwayne Johnson and John Requa, with Glenn Ficarra writing.
- Dumbo with director Tim Burton and writer Ehren Kruger.
- Mary Poppins with director Rob Marshall, starring Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Maleficent 2 Angelia Jolie comes back in her title role and Linda Wolverton writing.
- The Nutcracker and the Four Realms with director Lasse Hallstrom and writer Ashleigh Powell.
- The Jungle Book 2 with director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Marks returning.
- Tink Reese Witherspoon set to star and under the pen of Victoria Strouse.
The following dates were assigned for the release of certain Disney live-action titles:
- UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) – July 28, 2017
- UNTITLED DISNEY FAIRY TALE (Live Action) – April 6, 2018
- UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION – August 3, 2018
- UNTITLED DISNEY LIVE ACTION – December 25, 2018
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