‘Bambi’ Live-Action Remake Is In Works
“Bambi” live-action remake is in development and will be Disney’s new animated film to receive the live-action treatment, according to the sources.
Geneva Robertson-Dworet, from “Captain Marvel,” and Lindsey Beer, from “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser,” will be in control of the screenplay and Depth of Field will produce.
The movie will use the same photo-realistic CGI used on Disney’s remakes of “The Jungle Book” and “The Lion King” to describe the tale of the titular fawn who becomes a friend with a rabbit and skunk before going through from the death of his mother at the hands of a hunter.
“Bambi,” first released in 1942, follows the deer of the same name through trials and tribulations. The original animated film earned $267.4 million at the box office.
Disney Remaking Other Animated Classics To Live-Action Films
After 2010’s “Alice in Wonderland,” Disney’s strategy of remaking it’s animated classics as (presumptively) live-action films have been very lucrative, earning over $8.2 billion worldwide, and the studio reveals no indications of taking a break.
“Mulan” and the “101 Dalmatians” prequel “Cruella” with Emma Stone is ready to arrive in May 2021.
Director Rob Marshall is working on a live-action version of “The Little Mermaid,” with Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Halle Bailey. And a source revealed that Robert Zemeckis is directing a live-action remake of “Pinocchio” (with Depth of Field) and that Marc Webb will direct a live-action version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Another live-action remakes in the development: “Peter and Wendy,” form 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 penning the screenplay, and Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz composing the music and lyrics.