Since Disney figured out we’re willing to spend the same amount of money on retreads (i.e. Maleficent, Cinderella, Pete’s Dragon, and The Jungle Book) as we do on original ideas, the newest wave of giving every one of their animated films a live-action do-over isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Along with a Cruella De Vil film, a Mary Poppins sequel, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and The Lion King in the pipeline, Disney is also developing a live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs remake, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Erin Cressida Wilson (The Girl on the Train) is set to write the script which will expand on the original’s story and music. In fact, the film will be a full on musical with new songs written by La La Land (which has gotten very positive early buzz) duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Much like with everything Disney, I’ll be sure to watch this too. They’ve pretty much earned all the goodwill after The Jungle Book. At least it’ll be better than the last Snow White film in theaters.[via THR]