Disney plans 'live action+CG' remake of its animated classic Robin Hood, will stream on Disney Plus
After last year's two live-action remakes of The Lion King and Lady and the Tramp, Disney is now planning another one this year, to add to its already long list of live-action remakes. News is that Disney has given the go-ahead for the live action+CG remake of its 1973 animated feature, Robin Hood.
Like the 1973 version, the new version will have animals playing the characters of the legendary tale. In that version, Robin Hood was a gifted fox, Marian was a vixen, the Sheriff of Nottingham was a greedy wolf, the corrupt Prince was a thumb-sucking lion, Little John was a bear, and so on. The new version will also be made with anthropomorphic animals, recreated using a combination of live-action and CG.
The Robin Hood remake will not be released in the theatres but will premiere on Disney Plus. It will be directed by Blindspotting director Carlos Lopez Estrada and written by Kari Granlund, who also wrote the script of the Lady and the Tramp remake.
Intended to be a musical, the Robin Hood remake will be developed simultaneously with the other Disney remakes in various stages of development, namely The Little Mermaid, Pinocchio and Bambi.