“To a fro…stop and go…that’s what makes the world go ’round.” Well Disney is making full circle again with a revamp of its 1963 classic, The Sword in the Stone. The company is developing a live-action remake.
Stone is about a young King Arthur who is mentored by well-known wizard, Merlin and his witty owl, Archimedes. The new project will be written by Game of Thrones writer-producer, Bryan Cogman. The movie was the last film released before Walt Disney’s death. There’s no word yet on the cast.
I can’t tell you how many times I watched this movie when I was a kid! So to hear that it will be made into a live-action film, is a little disheartening. We’re now in the age where classics are being “remade” for a new generation because they don’t know anything about them. I understand that thousands of films and shows have been redone to give audiences an alternative or for a chance for producers to get creative with the storyline, but the majority of the time, I don’t want to see a rework of the original. I grew up on Disney and still cherish the brand to this day. I’ve seen my share of classic remakes, like Snow White and the Huntsman and Maleficent, but nothing compares to the cartoon versions of where the stories came from.
If you recall, The Jungle Book is also being made into a live-action movie, expected for release in April 2016. It’ll star a plethora of actors, including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o.
What do you think about Disney revisiting its’ films or other popular movies being remade?