Friday, July 17, 2015

It Never Ends

The strip-mining continues:

This decade’s Disney film remakes started with Tim Burton’s take on “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, followed by the 2014 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, “Maleficent.” Then came the 2015 live-action remake of “Cinderella.”

Also in the pipeline? Live-action remakes of “The Jungle Book” (2016), “Alice Through the Looking Glass” (2016), “Pete’s Dragon” (2016) and “Beauty and the Beast” (2017).

And to continue this avalanche of films, Disney recently announced even more live-action remakes, including “Cruella,” “Dumbo,” “Mulan,” “Winnie the Pooh”, “Tink” and “Pinocchio” without release dates.

Disney on Wednesday added yet another film to its list of live-action remakes in the works -- “Aladdin.” Disney announced it is developing “Genies,” a live-action comedy that would focus on the realm of the Genies and how Aladdin’s Genie ended up in the lamp, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ...

As the Reporter reported yesterday:

... The studio is developing Genies, a live-action comedy adventure that is being written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift. Tripp Vinson is on board to produce via his Vinson Films banner. ...

The new project would focus on the realm of the Genies and reveal how Aladdin's Genie ended up enslaved in the lamp.

Although Genies is only in the early stages of development, the long-term plan is to have the project lead into an Aladdin live-action movie. ...

It would be fine indeed if some of the folks who worked on the original got a piece of subsequent action, but in this corporatist age, that is probably too much to ask for.


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