It’s been five days since we heard about a new Disney live-action remake, which means it’s time to hear about a new Disney live-action remake. Today’s selection is The Sword in the Stone, Disney’s 1963 animated fantasy about a young King Arthur and his mentor Merlin. Per THR, Disney has tapped Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman to pen the script for the live-action update, with Brigham Taylor producing. Cogman wrote Game of Thrones Season 5’s controversial episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” and has been involved with the show since its first season, usually penning one or two episodes a season. But Sword in the Stone won’t be his first brush with feature films, as he’s also working on 20th Century Fox’s Magic: The Gathering movie.
The Sword in the Stone was loosely based on T.H. White’s novel of the same name and was the final movie released before Walt Disney’s death. This developing remake is only the latest in a long line of such projects currently in the works at Disney. In addition to the already released Maleficent and Cinderella, we also have:
- The Jungle Book – Directed by Jon Favreau for release on April 15, 2016.
- Pete’s Dragon – Directed by David Lowery for release on August 12, 2016.
- Beauty and the Beast – Directed by Bill Condon for release on March 17, 2017.
- Dumbo – Directed by Tim Burton, release TBA.
- Winnie the Pooh
- Fantasia’s Night on Bald Mountain
Essentially, think of an animated Disney movie and it’s probably getting a live-action remake. Which one will be next? Sound off with your guesses in the comments below.