The latest live-action adaptation being developed by Disney is Winnie The Pooh, with Alex Ross Perry (the writer and director of Listen Up Philip) set to adapt the beloved cartoon for them. There’s no word on a director just yet, but we’ll hopefully hear more on that in the coming months as the script develops.
There aren’t a lot of plot details available, but Deadline says it will focus on an adult Christopher Robin when he returns to the Hundred Acre Wood. That’s a pretty interesting direction to take the movie in, and similar in some ways to what Disney did with Maleficent when they made that a prequel to Sleeping Beauty.
With this take on Winnie The Pooh being live-action, it’s not clear how he and the rest of the characters will be adapted, but you have to imagine that Disney will be using a lot of special effects to bring them to life.
Others include Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast (which will star Emma Watson and Dan Stevens), The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland 2, and perhaps most surprisingly, a live-action Dumbo from Tim Burton. It was also recently announced that the studio is moving ahead with Mulan too. Find