Reported by Variety, Webb is currently in talks with Disney for this position. Erin Cressida Wilson, known for her work on The Girl on the Train, is in negotiations to write the film’s script. The project is said to expand on the original film’s story and music, with La La Land and The Greatest Showman’s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul set to write new songs. Marc Platt is signed on to produce. Disney revealed this live-action adaptation was in the works back in 2016.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is an extraordinarily important movie in Disney’s canon, as it was the first feature-length animated film ever released when it hit theaters back in 1937. If you’d like to rewatch this classic, but haven’t been able to catch it while it’s out of the Disney vault, it should become available with the rest of Disney’s animated library soon after the Disney+ streaming service goes live on November 12.
Other upcoming “live-action” adaptations of Disney animated films include The Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Lady and the Tramp and Mulan.
In our Aladdin review, we called the live-action remake “Okay” saying “Aladdin is about as safe an adaptation as we’ve seen Disney put out, which is a bit disappointing considering that most of what it adds to the story works pretty well.”
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