Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Mining the Vaults (Part XXIII)

Sure, why not?

... Erin Cressida Wilson, who penned the adaptation of The Girl on the Train, is in negotiations to write the script for [a live-action version of Snow White And the Seven Dwarfs], which will expand upon the story and music from the beloved animated classic.

The movie will include new songs, with songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who most recently wrote the lyrics for La La Land, attached to pen the new music. ...

Makes perfect sense.

If you're an entertainment conglomerate that's had an exceedingly lucrative run of hits remade from decades of animated features, why would you avoid reworking one of the most successful animated blockbusters of all time.

Consider. Snow White And the Seven Dwarfs was the most successful feature in movie history at the time of its release, earning a record $8,000,000 at a time when films making a fraction of that amount were considered huge hits. (In multiple releases, Snow White has taken in an inflation adjusted $1,633,582,523.

So yeah, it makes sense that Diz Co. is at last getting around to remaking it. Given that they've already cashed in on Cinderella, an animated feature with similar story contours, the mystery is what took the Mouse of Mouse so long.


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