November 1, 2016


Disney's 'Snow White' Is Getting the Live-Action Treatment


Disney has been churning out the live-action announcements all year, and their latest could be their most special one. According to Variety, the company has a live-action musical remake of Snow White. The original classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (released in 1937) is Disney's first animated feature film.

Erin Cressida Wilson (Chloe, The Girl on the Train) is in talks to write the script, with Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Smash, La La Land) set to create new songs. As of now, there are no actors or directors signed on for the live-action reboot, but Marc Platt will be producing it. He is known for working on Broadway's Wicked, La La Land, Fox TV’s Grease Live and the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

Disney also has a live-action spinoff movie in the works called Rose Red, which is based on Snow White's estranged sister. It will be interesting to see how it differs from 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart. The news comes after the announcement of these live-action films: Aladdin, The Lion King, Mulan and James and the Giant Peach.

But that's not all! The sequel to April's The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (out March 2017), CruellaTim Burton's Dumbo and a Tinker Bell flick are all coming soon too.

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