‘Snow White’ Live-Action Movie in the Works at Disney

Snow White live-action movie
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Disney is developing a new, live-action movie musical of “Snow White,” which will expand upon the story and music from the animated classic.

The studio is in negotiations with Erin Cressida Wilson (“The Girl on the Train”) to write the script. Songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“La La Land”) are attached to pen new songs.

Marc Platt is producing. He’s an active producer, indcluding awards season contender “La La Land,” Disney’s upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns,” Fox TV’s “Grease Live,” and the Broadway musical “Wicked.”

No director or actors are attached to the new “Snow White” project.

The original “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released in 1937 as the first Disney animated feature film. It was a critical and commercial success and was re-released theatrically many times, until its home video release. In 1989, the United States Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Disney is also working on a spinoff of sorts to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” following Snow White’s sister. “Rose Red” will also be a live-action film, joining Disney’s slew of live-action reboots on the horizon.

Disney has been in talks with Guy Ritchie to direct its live-action “Aladdin” movie. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.

Disney has seen strong performances with its live-action adaptations of animated classics, including “Cinderella” and “The Jungle Book.” It’s releasing a live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson, next year, and is developing live-action versions of “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid.”

Platt is also teaming with Disney and Ice Cube to develop an “Oliver Twist” reimagining.

Disney’s Live-Action Films in the Works

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  1. Jada Pinkett Smith won’t like this movie

  2. EricJ says:

    And just like all the other “revisionist” Snow Whites we’ve gotten, including TV’s OUAT…they’re going to come up with some safe story dodge as to why Snow isn’t -really- cooking and sweeping house for the Dwarves.
    In the original Disney movie, it makes perfect sense (she hasn’t seen the Dwarves yet, thinks seven “orphan children” live there, and does them a good deed hoping she can stay), but to the entire female demographic, it’s an EVIL FAIRYTALE DEPICTION OF DOMESTIC SERVITUDE TO ENSLAVE OUR DAUGHTERS!!

  3. cadavra says:

    Haven’t we had enough live-action Snow Whites lately? Walt must be pinwheeling in his grave.

  4. SAB says:

    oh gawd…please NO!!

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