Tony-Award Winning ‘Hamilton’ Broadway Director Hired for Live-Action ‘Moana’ Film

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Disney’s upcoming “Moana” live-action remake has hired the “Hamilton” Broadway director Thomas Kail to direct the film. ‘Hamilton’ Director Hired for Live-Action ‘Moana’ According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s new “Moana” live-action remake will be utilizing Tony-Award winning Broadway director Thomas Kail, known for his work with “Hamilton” for the film’s production. “Moana” screenplay author … Read more

“The Little Mermaid” Headed Toward $121M+ Opening Weekend, Propelled by $80M Promotional Campaign

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According to Deadline, industry estimates indicate that “The Little Mermaid” is trending toward a strong opening weekend at the box office. It is being propelled by an $80M promotional campaign, the largest for a Disney live-action film ever. “The Little Mermaid” Opening Weekend Early Sunday reports show that “The Little Mermaid” had a $30M Saturday, … Read more

Live Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Loungefly Mini Backpack Available at Walt Disney World

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If you’re ready to make the live action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” part of your world, you can pick up a new Loungefly mini backpack themed to the new film at Walt Disney World. We found this at Uptown Jewelers at the Magic Kingdom. Check out the full selection of products for the upcoming … Read more

PHOTOS: New Look at Live-Action The Little Mermaid From Entertainment Weekly

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Entertainment Weekly‘s newest cover story is about the upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid,” which swims into theaters on May 26, 2023. They released ten new stills and behind-the-scenes images from the film. “It’s a very emotional story,” director Rob Marshall told EW. “We were able to take the beauty of what’s there in the original … Read more

Questlove Set to Direct Live-Action ‘The Aristocats’ Remake for Disney

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Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is set to direct Disney’s live-action hybrid remake of “The Aristocats,” Deadline reports. Questlove will also act as an executive producer and oversee the film’s music. Tarik Trotter, Shawn Gee, and Zarah Zohlman will executive produce on behalf of Two One Five Entertainment. Will Gluck and Keith Bunin are writing the script. … Read more

Live-Action ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Adaptation Set for Spring 2025 Release

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After a trilogy of animated movies, Hiccup and Toothless will return for an adventure unlike any other. Universal and DreamWorks Animation have announced the first live-action movie adaptation of “How to Train Your Dragon” is in the works and fans of the franchise can expect it to be released in theaters on March 14, 2025. … Read more

Joe Russo Says Live-Action ‘Hercules’ To Be ‘Experimental,’ TikTok-Inspired Musical


Joe Russo revealed that Disney’s live-action remake of “Hercules” will be “experimental” and inspired by the social media channel TikTok in a new interview with Variety. When discussing the upcoming film, which he’s producing with his brother Anthony through their independent studio AGBO, Russo explained that rather than playing too close to the 1997 animated … Read more

Dean Fleischer-Camp Tapped to Direct Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Film


Disney has tapped Dean Fleischer-Camp to direct their live-action adaptation of “Lilo & Stitch,” Deadline reports. Disney has been working on the remake since at least 2018. Jon M. Chu was slated to direct as of November 2020, but apparently, that fell through. Fleischer-Camp recently directed the full-length film “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,” … Read more

Guy Ritchie to Direct Live-Action Version of Disney’s ‘Hercules’

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Disney is bringing the zero-to-hero Hercules back to the big screen with the Russo Brothers to produce through their company AGBO. And now the project finally has a director… Guy Ritchie! Deadline revealed the live-action “Aladdin” director would be taking on the project. Dave Callaham (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) has written … Read more