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Disney’s animated Hercules is getting a live-action reboot produced by the Russo brothers



Disney’s live-action remakes are on a roll, and information of one more undertaking broke in the present day: a model of the 1997 Hercules film, produced (however not directed) by Joe and Anthony Russo of Marvel’s Avengers fame, via The Hollywood Reporter.

Additionally hooked up to the undertaking is Dave Callaham, who labored on The Expendables movies, wrote the screenplay for the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and labored as a co-writer on Marvel Girl 1984.

The unique 1997 film is extraordinarily loosely based mostly on the Greek fable of Heracles, and sees the younger Hercules — the son of Zeus — exiled from Mount Olympus because of the nefarious machinations of the god of the underworld, Hades. Whereas caught on Earth as a mortal, the demigod Hercules nonetheless retains his superhuman power and, with the assistance of a Danny Devito-voiced satyr, should study what actually makes a hero. Additionally, there’s a bunch of really good Alan Menken songs.

The undertaking is within the early phases at this level, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, and issues like a solid, a director, and even whether or not the remake will probably be a musical just like the animated authentic have but to be determined. It’s additionally not clear whether or not Disney plans to launch Hercules theatrically or if it’ll be a Disney Plus movie — rumors from Disney blog TheDisInsider, which initially reported the information of the live-action remake, declare it’ll be certain for theaters.

Disney has seen appreciable industrial success on the field workplace with its live-action remakes over the previous a number of years. Movies like Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle E-book introduced in a whole lot of thousands and thousands of {dollars}, whereas Alice in Wonderland, Magnificence and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King have all cracked the $1 billion mark worldwide.

The corporate has additionally began releasing a few of its live-action initiatives on Disney Plus, like The Girl and the Tramp remake, which was a significant launch title for the service. The upcoming Robin Hood remake, Lilo & Stitch remake, a Gaston prequel TV collection based mostly on the live-action Magnificence and the Beast movie, and a spinoff of the live-action Aladdin are reportedly deliberate for the streaming service, too.

Hercules is only one of a seemingly countless record of live-action remakes that the studio has in manufacturing, becoming a member of a listing that features the delayed Mulan, a 101 Dalmatians prequel referred to as Cruella, Peter Pan & Wendy, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Different initiatives, like Pinocchio, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Bambi are in earlier phases of growth, too.

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