Over the last few years, we’ve seen an enormous trend rising in the film industry: animated movies being transformed into live-action versions. Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and other films have already drawn in crowds at the theaters. Disney is pushing forward with that trend, including a widely-anticipated Beauty and the Beast remake, starring Emma Watson, in March 2017.
But now another classic Disney film will be seeing new life as a musical live-action remake: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is confirmed but many preliminary details are still being worked out. Another source claims that it will reference the original Grimms fairytale, with the inclusion of Snow White’s estranged sister, Rose Red. However, there are already so many adaptions of Snow White, such as Once Upon a Time or Snow White and the Huntsmen, that there are many possibilities as to how this particular remake will be written.
No word as to who’s being considered for casting just yet, but some important behind-the-scenes members have been selected. Erin Cressida Wilson, the screenwriter for The Girl on the Train, could potentially take on the script as a primary writer. Meanwhile, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the dynamic duo who wrote the lyrics for La La Land, are on board to write new music for the Disney movie. Marc Platt, who recently worked on Mary Poppins Returns, is also joining as a producer.
As any true Disney fan will know, Snow White was Walt Disney’s very first animated feature film, and was originally released in 1937. It’s considered one of the franchise’s most successful films, taking home an honorary Oscar at the 11th annual Academy Awards. This new live-action film will be created in the near future, though it will likely come after the 2018 release of the live-action Mulan.
[H/T: E! News]