The rollout of Disney live-action remakes may have slowed significantly — with only Cruella arriving since 2019’s Dumbo, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Aladdin, and The Lion King — but expect things to ramp up exponentially, based on the volume of adaptations on the docket.
The Little Mermaid wrapped production, as did David Lowery’s Peter Pan & Wendy and Robert Zemeckis’ Pinocchio. Barry Jenkins’ The Lion King sequel recently cast two leads, while Emma Stone officially signed on for another 101 Dalmatians villain story.
The Russo brothers are working on Hercules, Robin Hood and Bambi are in development with Disney Plus, with Rachel Zegler was cast in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs back in June. The latter has The Amazing Spider-Man duology’s Marc Webb directing from a script by The Girl on the Train‘s Erin Cressida, and filming has now been confirmed to start in March of next year.
The project was originally to shoot in Vancouver, but the effects of the pandemic have moved it to the United Kingdom. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, reportedly, is a musical with Academy Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul composing the soundtrack, so it’ll probably follow the same template of most Mouse House remakes, delivering a faithful adaptation padded by subplots.
Though, 20-year-old Zegler hasn’t made her feature debut yet, but she’s headlining Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as well as a plum supporting role in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Superstardom is imminent, no doubt.
Source: The Disinsider