Even though the plot for Tim Burton's adaptation hasn't been revealed, sources say that the new version will expand on the circus aspect of the story.
Cast: Will Smith is in early
talks to play a dad who works at the circus.
#2 The Lion King
Disney announced the reboot in September. We don't have many details, but we do know Jon Favreau is directing. Stay tuned for a release date!
Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa
#3 The Little Mermaid
Disney is reportedly in the early stages of making a live-action version of Ariel and co. that will have no connection
to the project in development with Chloë Grace Moretz, which is moving forward with a different studio. No one has been cast yet, but Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on as a producer and co-songwriter for the movie alongside the animated classic's original songwriter, Alan Menken.
As of now, no one is attached to the movie.
#4 Mary Poppins
Current status: Disney announced
that a sequel to the original classic is in the works, with Rob Marshall directing. As of now, the release date has been set
for Dec. 25, 2018.
Emily Blunt will play Mary Poppins, and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel-Miranda will star as Jack, a lamplighter who is presumably an updated version of Dick Van Dyke's chimney sweep Bert. Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw will also join.
#5 Cruella De Vil
Disney's upcoming film about the #1 enemy of dalmations everywhere, Cruella, will be an origin story about the iconic villain, and will supposedly be released sometime in the next three years
The Hollywood Reporter revealed Emma Stone
has been locked down for the role.
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