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Disney's Dwayne Johnson's live-action Moana is in the works

Johnson announced the project at the Disney shareholder meeting.



“Moana” is being remade live-action, Dwayne Johnson returns

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Once again, this time in a dynamic reality show . The studio partnered with Dwayne Johnson, Live-action remake of Animated Musical A sensation.

Johnson plans to return to the role of Maui, the great wind and sea demigod. He will produce through his Seven Bucks Productions. Jared Bush, who wrote the screenplay for the original film, is back to write the remake. There was no director involved at this stage of development.

Disney CEO Bob Iger and Johnson shared the news Monday at Disney’s annual shareholder meeting.

“This story is my culture, this story symbolizes the grace of our people and the strength of our warriors,” Johnson said. “I proudly wear this culture into my skin and my soul, and this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be reunited with Maui, inspired by the mana and spirit of my late grandfather, High Chief Peter Mevia, is a Very important opportunity runs deep for me.”

Moana gets inspiration from Polynesian mythology, tells the story of a young woman who defies her father, the chief of an island dealing with looming ecological disaster, and sets out on a quest to reconnect with its master. Reunited with the mysterious remains of a goddess named Te Fiti. Along the way, she frees Maui from an island prison, is captured by a giant crab, and finds the strength to become the chieftain her father thought she could be.

Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced Moana in the original series, will executive produce alongside Scott Flynn Films’ Sheldon

John Musker and Ron Clements James directed the original film, which was co-written by Clements, Musk, Chris Williams, Don Hall, Pamela Ribon, Aaron Kandel and Jordan Kandel. Bush is the only screenwriter.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was instrumental in the production of the song along with Opetaia Foa’i and Mark Mancina. Johnson has a catchy tune, the catchy “You’re Welcome,” written by Miranda. Another song, “How Far I’ll Go,” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song.

The film was a hit with audiences and critics, earning over $21 Millions worldwide, nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film, losing out to compatriot Disney Films, Zootopia .

Disney pioneered the adaptation of its classic animated films into Strategies for live action movies. It’s a strategy that has paid huge dividends, with films such as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin , becoming a billion dollar hit Songs, some have been applauded for their creativity, such as Cruella . But it also had some misfires, with some titles being dumped on its streaming service, Disney+.

And, as of now, it has not changed from

Yingshi1235332204 century, preferring to keep some distance from the animated and classic versions. But the studio’s strategy seems to be in the late stages right now, with things like Frozen 'Moana' and more likely to follow soon. Movie or Tangled is the next target.

Already Lilo & Stitch The film is in pre-production for summer shooting. Fan reaction is one reason for the distance, but Disney is betting that six years is no short time in a nostalgic culture that cycles thoughts faster than a girl fleeing coconut pirates on a camakau.

Disney’s strategy is now also inspiring some other studios with animation libraries to check their catalogs for live-action remake titles. Universal Pictures is preparing to shoot a remake this summer How to Train Your Dragon , which is the beloved classic from 540 .

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