A Live Action Film of Moana is in The Works Claimed Dwayne Johnson
The live-action adaptation of Disney's hit movie Moana, which debuted in 2016, is now in the planning phase reported by Dwayne Johnson.
At the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Monday, Moana star Dwayne Johnson revealed that Walt Disney Co. is working on a live-action adaptation of the popular animation film.
In the movie Moana, which is set in prehistoric Polynesia, a teenage girl embarks on a heroic voyage to save her community.
The 2016 release of the animated version of Moana brought in over $683 million at worldwide box offices.
Johnson, whose mother is Samoan, said: “This story is my culture, and this story is emblematic of our people’s grace and warrior strength.”
Johnson has plans to reprise his role as Maui, the opulent deity of the wind and the sea. Together with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia, he will produce through his Seven Bucks Productions. Through Flynn Picture Co., Beau Flynn creates. Together with Dana Ledoux Miller, the screenwriter of the animated Moana film, Jared Bush is back to pen the script for the sequel. At this point in the production, there is no director participating.
Johnson remarked, “I’m deeply humbled and overcome with gratitude to bring the beautiful story of Moana to the live-action big screen.”
The actor claimed that the new Moana film was still in its early beginnings. There was no stated launch date.
Johnson and Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the Moana live-action movie Monday during Disney’s annual shareholders meeting.
As it presented the tale of a young lady who defied her father, the chief of an island suffering from an imminent ecological disaster and set out on a mission to restore a mystical relic with its creator, a goddess named Te Fiti, Moana drew inspiration from Polynesian myths. Along the journey, she frees Maui from his island jail, is kidnapped by a gigantic crab, and gathers the courage to develop into the chief her father had envisioned for her.
The film received positive reviews from reviewers and moviegoers, earning over $665 million worldwide. It was nominated for an Oscar for best-animated film but lost to Zootopia, another Disney film.
Disney invented the practise of turning its beloved animated films into live-action productions. It’s a tactic that has paid off handsomely, with some films, like Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, earning billion-dollar smashes and others, like Cruella, receiving praise for their inventiveness. Nevertheless, it has also produced some duds, with some of the movies being removed from Disney+, its streaming service.
It has avoided both animated and vintage adaptations up until this point, choosing instead to remake no 21st-century titles. But, the studio’s strategy currently appears to be shifting, and it might not be long until films like Tangled or Frozen are the focus.
A Lilo & Stitch film is already in the initial works with a July shoot. Disney is wagering that half a dozen years isn’t that short in a sentimentality culture that swings between concepts fast. Fans’ reaction has been one factor in the gap.
As a result of Disney’s strategy, some rival studios with animation archives are now searching their catalogues for potential live-action reboots of their animated works. The much-loved and now-classic film from 2010 How to Train Your Dragon will be remade by Universal this summer.
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