There are 16 live-action Disney remakes in the works
The animated classics are coming to the big screen
The Disney animated classics you know and love are all getting a live-action makeover. After the wild box-office success of both 'The Jungle Book' and 'Beauty and the Beast,' Disney is pulling on the nation's nostalgic heartstrings by remaking 16 films. According to NME, here are the official details and dates for a few of the upcoming productions:
1. 'Mulan' March 27, 2020
It was originally set for 2018, but was pushed back to 2020. The lead will be played by the famous Chinese actress, Liu Yifei.
2. 'Aladdin' May 24, 2019
This musical remake has a powerhouse cast and production team. Will Smith will play Genie, Naomi Scott will play Jasmine, Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, and Marwan Kenzari will play Jafar. Guy Ritchie is directing.
3. 'The Lion King' July 19, 2019
This live-action reboot has a very musical cast. Donald Glover will play Simba, Beyoncé will play Nala, James Earl Jones will reprise his role as Mufasa, and Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Scar. Seth Rogen will play Pumbaa, opposite Billy Eichner’s Timon.
4. 'Dumbo' March 29, 2019
Tim Burton is taking the lead in bringing this flying circus elephant to life. Colin Farrell will play the lead, Holt Farrier, while Danny DeVito will step into the role of circus owner Medici. Michael Keaton will play the villain Valdemere, and Eva Green will play the tightrope walker, Colette.
5. Christopher Robin August 17, 2018
This live-action reboot of 'Winnie the Pooh' will focus on a grown-up Christopher Robin who returns to the Hundred Acre Woods. Ewan McGregor is set to take the lead.
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