Live-action Hercules remake within the works from the Russo Brothers

Live-action Hercules remake in the works from the Russo Brothers

The rumors swirling round a live-action Hercules remake are true: Yes, the Russo brothers are concerned in a live-action therapy of Hercules. No, they won’t be directing. No, nobody has been forged but, so there’s nonetheless time to get Amber Riley and Lizzo on board as Muses.

While a Twitter moment about the fancasting of Hercules live-action challenge began trending earlier on Thursday after a report from Disney blog DisInsider, the official announcement got here someday on the afternoon of April 30 from The Hollywood Reporter, clarifying among the statements that had been percolating. The Russo brother are connected to supply the remake of the 1997 animated movie, with The Expendables screenwriter Dave Callaham penning the script. There are not any additional particulars on the challenge and whether or not will probably be a close to shot-for-shot remake like The Lion King or reinvent the idea like Mulan are but to be seen.

The 1997 film was a free retelling of the Greek fantasy of Herakles — and in addition the oldest story Disney ever tailored — that includes Danny Devito as a smart-talking satyr and a few killer music.

This potential remake joins a protracted string of Disney live-action (or enhanced CG) remakes of animated classics. Some, like The Little Mermaid starring R&B singer Halle Bailey, are properly on their manner in manufacturing, whereas others, like Bambi, have solely simply manifested as titles with connected screenwriters.

There is not any launch date or manufacturing date on this Hercules challenge, however the unique 1997 film is obtainable on Disney Plus.

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