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Entertainment ‘Bambi’ Is Next Up for Disney Live-Action Remake

00:35  25 january  2020
00:35  25 january  2020 Source:   variety.com

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Up next is Mulan, a live - action retelling of the Mouse House's 1998 animated movie based on the ancient Chinese legend that's scheduled to open in March. We can now officially add Bambi to the list of developing projects coming down the pipeline after that. THR is reporting Disney has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Lindsey Beer to write a live - action remake of its animated Bambi film, with Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano's production banner Depth of Field (The Farewell) producing. Robertson-Dworet's previous credits include the 2018 Tomb Raider reboot and Captain

From bears to lions to deer: Disney is developing a live-action remake of its 1942 animated feature “Bambi,” Variety has confirmed.

  ‘Bambi’ Is Next Up for Disney Live-Action Remake © GTV Archive/Shutterstock

Screenwriters Geneva Robertson-Dworet (“Captain Marvel”) and Lindsey Beer (“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser”) will write the screenplay, with Chris and Paul Weitz’s Depth of Field producing.

The film will employ the same photo-realistic CGI used on Disney’s remakes of “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King” to tell the story of the titular fawn who befriends a rabbit and skunk before coping with the death of his mother at the hands of a hunter.

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Director Rob Marshall is mounting a live - action version of “The Little Mermaid,” with Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Halle Bailey. And Variety first reported that Robert Zemeckis is directing a live - action version of “Pinocchio” (also with Depth of Field), and that Marc Webb will helm a live - action version of Other live - action remakes in the works: “Peter and Wendy,” based on Disney ’s 1953 animated film “Peter Pan,” with writer-director David Lowrey; a “Lilo & Stitch” remake with producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich; and a “Hunchback of Notre Dame” remake with playwright David Henry

As Disney continues to see great success by reimagining its classic movies through live - action remakes , it seems " Bambi " has been added to the list. According to a new report by We Got This Covered, it’s been revealed that the remake is to be made in a style similar to “The Lion King,” meaning all the animals will be created through CGI and animation. As far as following the story of the original film, it is unknown. It’s been shared that the film is still in the early stages of development and not much else is expected to be known about the possible remake for some time.

Since 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Disney’s strategy of remaking its animated classics as (presumptively) live-action films has been highly lucrative, grossing over $8.2 billion worldwide, and the studio shows no signs of slowing down. This year will feature “Mulan” from director Niki Caro, and the “101 Dalmatians” prequel “Cruella” with Emma Stone is set to debut in May 2021.

Director Rob Marshall is mounting a live-action version of “The Little Mermaid,” with Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Halle Bailey. And Variety first reported that Robert Zemeckis is directing a live-action version of “Pinocchio” (also with Depth of Field), and that Marc Webb will helm a live-action version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”

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Disney is expanding its live - action menagerie: Now that the studio has brought lions and tigers and flying elephants to the big screen, it’s turning its attentions to deer. EW has confirmed that Disney is developing a Bambi remake , hiring Captain Marvel’s Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Chaos The original 1942 Bambi is a gorgeous classic, of course, earning three Oscar nominations upon its release, though it’s not the most obvious choice for Disney to revisit. It doesn’t have the earworm songs of other recent remakes like The Lion King or Aladdin, nor does it have the grand, epic plot of

Disney already has several live action remakes currently in production. The next film up for release is Mulan, which opens on March 27, 2020. Last year it was announced that a live action remake of The Little Mermaid is also in the works and will star Halle Bailey, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy. Beyond those films in production, several other live action remakes of animated classics are in development. These films include Lilo and Stitch, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Peter and Wendy which will be based off of Peter Pan.

Other live-action remakes in the works: “Peter and Wendy,” based on Disney’s 1953 animated film “Peter Pan,” with writer-director David Lowrey; a “Lilo & Stitch” remake with producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich; and a “Hunchback of Notre Dame” remake with playwright David Henry Hwang writing the screenplay, and Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz writing the music and lyrics.

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