Tag Archives: live-action

Disney Channel Begins Development on Live-Action ‘Kim Possible’ Film


The Disney Channel has announced that they are in the development stages of a live-action movie version of the popular Kim Possible cartoon series and casting is already underway. If you haven’t heard of the series, it follows the story of your typical high school teenage girl who protects the world from evil villains along with […]


Disney in Talks with ’28 Weeks Later’ Director for ‘The Sword in the Stone’ Remake


Disney’s quest to develop a live-action re-imagining of their animated classic about a young King Arthur just passed a milestone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo is currently in talks with Walt Disney Pictures to sit in the director’s chair, or throne as the case may be, for the upcoming project. The […]


UK Media Criticizes Disney for “Browning Up” Extras in Upcoming Live Action ‘Aladdin’


Over the weekend, several news outlets in the UK reported on the casting for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. “Fury as Disney ‘browns up’ white actors to star in Aladdin despite filming next to one million-strong Asian community,” read a Daily Mail headline. The headline in an article in the Sunday Times that originally broke the […]


Cast Announced for Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Artemis Fowl’


Walt Disney Studios has just announced the initial casting for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl. The film’s director is Kenneth Branagh who will co-produce along with Judy Hofflund. In his onscreen debut, Ferdia Shaw, chosen from 1,200 candidates, will play the 12-year old Artemis. In the film, Artemis is a “genius who finds himself […]


Chinese Actress Liu Yifei Cast as Lead in Live Action ‘Mulan’


It may have been a long and arduous process, but Disney has finally cast the titular character for their upcoming live action remake of Mulan. Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) will be portraying Mulan, the film’s protagonist who dons armor and pretends to be a man to take her father’s place and fight the […]


Writer-Director Stephen Chbosky Selected for Disney’s Live-Action ‘Prince Charming’


As Disney continues to produce a slew of live-action remakes of their iconic animated films, the studio has turned to writer and director Stephen Chbosky to undertake the reimagining of Prince Charming, as first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The preliminary script has been written by Matt Fogel. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The story […]


Disney’s Live-Action ‘Pinocchio’ Loses Its Director


Disney’s live-action iteration of the 1940’s film Pinocchio, has been in the works for quite some time already, but the film has just suffered a major setback. Reportedly Sam Mendes will no longer be directing the upcoming feature that was written by Rogue One’s Chris Weitz. As we reported earlier this year, the Oscar-winning director […]


Disney’s Streaming Service Will Feature a Live Action Star Wars Series and Other Special Content


Although Disney’s recent Q4 earnings call discussed less-than-desirable performances in many areas, CEO Bob Iger revealed plenty of announcements for exciting developments in the near future that could keep Disney fans optimistic. While outlining the company’s direct-to-consumer focused strategy going forward, Iger gave us some insight into Disney’s upcoming streaming service that should begin in […]


Eva Green in Talks for Female Lead Role in Tim Burton’s Live-Action Adaptation of Dumbo


Back in 2015, we told you Disney had announced that Tim Burton signed on to direct a live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated film, Dumbo. Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Eva Green, most recently known for her role as Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is in early talks with Disney […]


First Look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in “Mary Poppins Returns”


Back in August, we told you that Emily Blunt would star in the upcoming sequel to the treasured Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns. We also know that Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, and Angela Lansbury will star in the film. The Walt Disney Studios has just released this high-resolution photo of Emily Blunt as Mary […]