OK, it’s official: Disney is seriously turning every animated film they’ve ever made into a live-action movie.
The latest animated classic to get the treatment will be The Sword in the Stone, the 1963 animated feature about a young King Arthur who is being mentored by Merlin. The animated flick was loosely based on T.H. White’s novel of the same name. If you’re unfamiliar, the book fits into his Arthurian fantasy series The Once and Future King.
Even better? The studio has hired someone with a bit of sword-and-sandal experience to bring it to life, via Game of Thrones producer/writer Bryan Cogman. That’s a smart hire if there ever was one; now let’s just hope he can translate those Arthurian legends into PG terms. This is Disney, not HBO we’re talking about. Of note: Cogman is also working on the script for a film adaptation of Magic: The Gathering.
We’re getting as bored as everyone with all these live-action remakes, but this one could make for a good time. The original animated movie is great, and Arthurian fantasy seems like a good fit for Disney’s new live-action kick. Something from a Thrones writer you can take the kids to see? Sure, why not?
What do you think? Would you see a live-action The Sword in the Stone?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)