Disney is revisiting its 1963 animated fantasy The Sword in the Stone, putting into development a live-action remake.
Bryan Cogman, a writer-producer on HBO’s fantasy Game of Thrones, has been tapped to pen the script for the project, which will be produced by Brigham Taylor.
Stone, the final movie released before Walt Disney’s death, told of a young King Arthur who is being mentored by Merlin. ...
Vance Gerry (beloved and highly-skilled Disney story artist) told me that they never quite licked the story on this feature. The story crew added lots of comedy business to expository scenes, hoping to distract the audience from all the ... ahm ... exposition.
But it didn't quite work.
Vance said that a long explanation near the front of movie got dolled up with antics from a wolf that kept trying (and failing) to grab Wart, the future King Arthur. Vance told me: "We thought that breaking up all the explaining with comedic gags involving the wolf would help the scenes. But it really didn't."
Now Bryan Cogman can take another stab at it.